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New School Reviews

• Asia Language and Business Academy (ALBA) Myanmar 2/28 First time reviewed on ISR [456 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 2/28 review 17
They have fired all my friends. I am in survival mode… [282 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh American Academy Vietnam 2/28 review 2
Overwhelmingly & without hesitation, a wonderful place to work… [1,253 words]

• Brent International Schools Philippines 2/27 review 7
If this is your first teaching job, grab hold of the opportunity… [1,112 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 2/27 review 15
After 2 weeks of working here I knew that I would not renew… [220 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 2/26 review 29
There are a lot of people who feel love for this school… [1,074 words]

• Canadian International School Bangalore India 2/26 review 16
I’ve been pleased with the school and love my job… [1,088 words]

• K International School Tokyo Japan 2/26 review 24
Attempted to hire me for a job I am not qualified to fill… [341 words]

• Ronaki International School Iraq 2/25 First time reviewed on ISR [70 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 2/25 review 10
Students have a very apathetic approach to school… [293 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 2/25 review 7
Teachers are treated like dirt… [449 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 2/22 review 23
This is a shoddy school with a good reputation… [185 words]

• New English School Kuwait 2/22 review 5
An increasingly intimidating & unreasonable SMT… [565 words]

• Regent’s School Pattaya Thailand 2/22 review 4
I decided to leave because most experienced staff were leaving… [884 words]

• Shanghai Community International School China 2/22 review 46
Great place to work if you are willing to constantly say yes… [42 words]

• British School Lanzarote Spain 2/21 First time reviewed on ISR [102 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 2/21 review 28
Staff, students and parents get an appalling deal at BSB… [452 words]

• Singapore International School (Kinderworld) Vietnam 2/21 review 22
If you’re not teaching a “core” subject, find your own resources… [505 words]

• Phonics Education Association Hong Kong 2/20 First time reviewed on ISR [500 words]

• Cambridge English School Mangaf Kuwait 2/20 review 8
As far as I can tell, nothing has changed… [943 words]

• Shenzhen College of International Education China 2/20 review 5
Not a pleasant atmosphere to work in… [415 words]

• Shanghai Qibao Dwight High School China 2/19 First time reviewed on ISR [427 words]

• HIKSVS International School China 2/19 review 7
Pay and the living allowance are very good… [851 words]

• British School Baku Azerbaijan 2/18 review 16
Deductions from salaries at the start of employment as a surety… [280 words]

• International Maarif Schools Erbil Iraq 2/18 review 2
Experienced, enthusiastic, & dedicated people will be needed… [320 words]

• GEMS Sheikh Zayed Private Academy UAE 2/18 review 8
I am quite pleased that I left… [80 words]

• International School Paris France 2/15 review 6
Salaries are not high enough to live in Paris… [286 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 2/15 review 27
BSB is not even half the school that it once was… [299 words]

• International School Morocco 2/14 First time reviewed on ISR [365 words]

• Kyiv International School Ukraine 2/14 review 7
Over-arching top-down, authoritarian, corporate-style culture… [1,468 words]

• A’Soud Global School Oman 2/14 review 2
I was unfairly dismissed… [1,143 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 2/14 review 26
The harsh reality is this, BSB is a shambles… [318 words]

• TH School Vietnam 2/13 First time reviewed on ISR [223 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 2/13 review 14
In my time, anyone who was good decided to leave… [303 words]

• Riverside School Czech Republic 2/13 review 12
Any dissent won’t be tolerated… [59 words]

• Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar 2/13 review 10
The facilities are a real concern… [802 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 2/12 review 16
Another brave teacher has been cast out… [427 words]

• Jeddah Knowledge School Saudi Arabia 2/12 review 27
Staff rooms are houses of gossip instead of a place to relax… [358 words]

• Excelsior International School Malaysia 2/12 review 10
Enjoyed my time but couldn’t cope with management or lack of opportunities… [2,399 words]

• Al Shola American School UAE 2/11 review 2
Admin changes grades without teachers’ knowledge or consent… [546 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 2/11 review 6
Administration definitely does not have your back… [4,189 words]

• American School of Yaounde Cameroon 2/11 review 17
The job is very rewarding… [283 words]

• Vietnam Australia International School Vietnam 2/11 review 11
A great school with huge potential… [651 words]

• International British School Kuwait 2/8 review 18, 18.1 & 18.2
Reading the previous review, can barely contain my laughter… [625 words]

• Yangon International School Myanmar 2/8 review 15
Prior reviews are spot on accurate… [215 words]

• Enka Schools Turkey 2/8 review 13
The antithesis of education… [165 words]

• Assalam International Group Oman 2/8 review 1.1
Rebuttal to review #1… [830 words]

• International School of the Peninsula USA 2/7 First time reviewed on ISR [815 words]

• Udon Thani International School Thailand 2/7 review 3
Bullying & drama occur between staff & management weekly… [120 words]

• Assalam International Group Oman 2/6 First time reviewed on ISR [815 words]

• International British School Kuwait 2/6 review 17
Pupils & staff are made to feel that we are part of a big family… [287 words]

• Dominican International School Taipei Taiwan 2/6 review 4
A hugely frustrating place… [1,022 words]

• Al Shola American School UAE 2/5 First time reviewed on ISR [132 words]

• British International School Madinaty Egypt 2/5 review 3
Lots of ‘ticking’ of boxes is done by management… [667 words]

• Gulf English School Kuwait 2/5 review 44
Teachers aren’t supported, rather they’re singled out & bullied… [306 words]

• Anhui International Studies University China 2/4 First time reviewed on ISR [137 words]

• British School Bahrain 2/4 review 34
It is a fire/health and safety disaster waiting to happen… [267 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 2/4 review 16
Not a good option for any experienced IS teachers… [1,157 words]

• American Embassy School New Delhi India 2/1 review 14
An absolutely fantastic school with fantastic people… [558 words]

• ISG Dhahran Saudi Arabia 2/1 review 4
I have been at DEMS for more than a decade… [503 words]

• British School Brasilia Brazil 2/1 review 3
Do your research before agreeing to anything!… [89 words]

• Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park Malaysia 2/1 review 5
The primary section is generally okay… [411 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 2/1 review 47
As long as you can turn on a child’s laptop, all will be fine… [588 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Carolyn Mason Parker 2/28 (Principal Report 3)
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Katherine Banner 2/28 (Principal Report 4)
GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi UAE

• Tom Wilde 2/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Haileybury Almaty Kazakstan

• Matthew Aston 2/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Haileybury Almaty Kazakstan

• Rhys Thomas 2/27 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Haileybury Almaty Kazakstan

• Mark Cowe 2/26 (Principal Report 3)
K International School Tokyo Japan

• Kate Dutton 2/26 (Principal Report 4)
Think International School Hong Kong

• Thomas Penland 2/25 (Principal Report 2)
Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Roderick Crouch 2/25 (Principal Report 2)
Australian International School Vietnam

• Michael Dumbell 2/22 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

St. Dominic’s International School Portugal

• Amos Turner Wardell 2/22 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Regent’s School Pattaya Thailand

• Joseph Levno 2/21 (Principal Report 4)
American International School Egypt – West Campus

• John Randolph 2/21 (Director Report 4)
Casablanca American School Morocco

• Connie Falk 2/20 (Principal Report 3)
Riverside School Czech Republic

• Sharon Canadine 2/20 (Director Report 2)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Liam McLoughlin 2/19 (Principal Report 3)
Kuwait National English School (KNES) Kuwait

• Darren Arbour 2/19 (Director Report 3)
International College Beirut Lebanon

• Alice Ong 2/18 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

UCSI International School Malaysia

• Carolyn Mason Parker 2/18 (Principal Report 2)
Qatar Academy Sidra Qatar

• Nicola Singleton 2/18 (Director Report 4)
Modern English School Egypt

• James Mattiace 2/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Panama

• Eric Monson 2/15 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Panama

• Catherine Spencer 2/15 (Principal Report 3)
American School Foundation Monterrey Mexico

• Nicholas Evans 2/15 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Utahloy International School Zeng Cheng China

• Scott Legan 2/14 (Principal Report 3)
Kyiv International School Ukraine

• Viktor Novakovski 2/14 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Nova International School Macedonia

• Joseph Levno 2/13 (Principal Report 3)
American International School Egypt – West Campus

• Kate Dutton 2/13 (Principal Report 3)
Think International School Hong Kong

• David Falconer 2/12 (Principal Report 11)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Thomas Penland 2/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Gyeonggi Suwon International School Korea

• Dan Kelly 2/11 (Principal Report 2)
British International School Moscow Russia

• James Laney 2/11 (Director Report 2)
American Embassy School New Delhi India

• Deanna Emond 2/8 (Principal Report 3)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• David Falconer 2/8 (Principal Report 10)
Yangon International School Myanmar

• Kate Lussen 2/7 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School of the Peninsula USA

• Sophio Bazadze 2/7 (Director Report 3)
European School Georgia

• Melissa Gamette 2/7 (Principal Report 3)
American Embassy School New Delhi India

• Arden Tyoschin 2/6 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Harare International School Zimbabwe

• Josh Bishop 2/6 (Principal Report 3)
American School Bombay India

• Ibrahim Baraka 2/5 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Al Shola American School UAE

• Catherine Spencer 2/5 (Principal Report 2)
American School Foundation Monterrey Mexico

• Odette Pretty 2/4 (Principal Report 2)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Simon Head 2/4 (Director Report 4)
International School Dusseldorf Germany

• Melissa Gamette 2/1 (Principal Report 2)
American Embassy School New Delhi India

• Andrew Hurst 2/1 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

HIKSVS International School China

• Anne Marie Stock 2/1 (Director Report 3)
Green Oasis School China

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