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New School Reviews

• American International School Vilnius Lithuania 7/31 review 4
The admin is completely out of touch… [125 words]

• Bangkok Patana School Thailand 7/31 review 6
Exceptional facilities & seemingly endless resources… [176 words]

• British School Nanjing China 7/31 review 9
The nepotism in this school is unbelievable… [868 words]

• Overseas Family School Singapore 7/31 review 23
Teachers live in fear of losing their job every single day… [1,804 words]

• Sri KDU International School Malaysia 7/30 review 15
Staff are generally friendly and sociable… [494 words]

• Sri KDU International School Malaysia 7/30 review 16
Your CPD here will be ineffectual and pathetic… [569 words]

• Gulf English School Kuwait 7/30 review 40
Staff do runners & replacements usually run after a couple of days… [555 words]

• CIA First International School Cambodia 7/30 review 6
School seems to need to justify every negative comment… [45 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 7/27 review 6
If you want CPD you will have to pay for it yourself… [472 words]

• International School Ruhr Germany 7/27 review 5
Standard of living is excellent & area is great, but that’s about it… [181 words]

• Kingdom Schools Saudi Arabia 7/27 review 4
This is an “every woman for herself” type of school… [552 words]

• Yew Chung International School Qingdao China 7/26 review 13
Overall the salary and package are very competitive… [66 words]

• World Academy Tirana Albania 7/26 review 10
Teachers, parents, and students are getting short-changed… [2,754 words]

• American School Paris France 7/26 review 6
Package isn’t adequate & PD is out-dated… [61 words]

• Gulf English School Kuwait 7/26 review 39
Its in the middle of the city with very little outside space… [220 words]

• Excellence Loyalty Commitment School Malaysia 7/26 review 5
Any success you have is ignored, only mistakes get addressed… [203 words]

• Yew Chung International School Chongqing China 7/25 First time reviewed on ISR [133 words]

• Maple Leaf International School Ordos China 7/25 First time reviewed on ISR [1,111 words]

• Linden Hall Elementary School Japan 7/25 review 2
The school has no behaviour policy and no PD… [429 words]

• Diyar International Private School UAE 7/24 First time reviewed on ISR [44 words]

• Sekolah Pelita Harapan Indonesia 7/24 review 5
Only hire administrators with a background as reformed theologians… [214 words]

• Pearling Season International British School Qatar 7/24 review 4
Student numbers are decreasing & teacher turnover has been high… [114 words]

• Nottingham British School Kuwait 7/24 review 11
A complete nightmare for staff… [384 words]

• American International School Lagos Nigeria 7/23 review 19
I have repeatedly asked myself if this is an effective school… [184 words]

• BASIS International School China 7/23 review 7
They don’t care if you have a teaching license so don’t expect much… [1,445 words]

• New English School Kuwait 7/23 review 3
Potential recruit, be aware of what you’re getting yourself into… [1,775 words]

• MEF International School Istanbul Turkey 7/23 review 19
Little space or resources provided to really follow IB curriculum… [411 words]

• O Castro British School Spain 7/20 First time reviewed on ISR [669 words]

• Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia 7/20 review 8
Overall philosophy at RAIS is: student retention at all costs… [1,942 words]

• British School Bahrain 7/20 review 25
This school is a car crash since Inspired took over… [234 words]

• Awfaz Global School Qatar 7/20 review 6
Salaries are paid late & there is no accommodation provided… [199 words]

• Invictus International School Singapore 7/19 First time reviewed on ISR [378 words]

• Beijing International School BISS China 7/19 review 16
The positives are grossly overshadowed by the financial hardships… [547 words]

• International School Singapore 7/19 review 10
Teachers went months without receiving ANY money from the school… [290 words]

• American International School Vietnam 7/19 review 30
Students and parents are wonderful… [453 words]

• Southlands School Qingdao China 7/18 First time reviewed on ISR [113 words]

• International School Vietnam 7/18 review 17
Never before have I seen a school with no feeling of community… [1,089 words]

• International British School Kuwait 7/18 review 8
No note books for a whole year!… [38 words]

• Al Bayan International School Kuwait 7/17 review 20
Technology is adequate, smart boards & computer labs… [143 words]

• Pearling Season International British School Qatar 7/17 review 3
Contracts not renewed w/out an explanation… [49 words]

• Qatar Academy Al Khor Qatar 7/16 review 12
Full of teachers counting the days until their contracts finish… [526 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 7/16 review 9
A poorly managed, for-profit education factory… [167 words]

• British School Bahrain 7/16 review 24
CPD is in-house only, there was no budget for our PD… [592 words]

• Fundacion Colegio Americano de Quito Ecuador 7/16 review 7
The salary is low, most of us struggled… [1,121 words]

• Western International School Shanghai China 7/13 review 6
There are unequal pay & responsibility scales… [131 words]

• International College Beirut Lebanon 7/13 review 3
Teachers are overworked and under-appreciated… [548 words]

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 7/13 review 19
Professional progress based on favouritism & not ability… [1,029 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 7/13 review 5
Too many problems with local admin to make it worth staying… [302 words]

• Enko La Gaiete International School Cameroon 7/12 First time reviewed on ISR [102 words]

• Bangkok Preparatory International School Thailand 7/12 review 10
Parents, attracted by the friendly community, are looking elsewhere… [522 words]

• American International School Vietnam 7/12 review 28
Bad managers = no fun… [22 words]

• American International School Vietnam 7/12 review 29
AIS lost it’s uniqueness & is conforming to a cookie-cutter model… [417 words]

• Kolej Yayasan UEM Malaysia 7/11 First time reviewed on ISR [248 words]

• Rabat American School Morocco 7/11 review 10
You’ll work to exhaustion, but won’t see it reflected in your pay… [610 words]

• American School Bangkok Thailand 7/11 review 23
All students pass, even when such a grade can not be justified… [277 words]

• RDF International School China 7/11 review 7
There’s much I could say about the school, very little of it good… [1,446 words]

• Beijing International School BISS China 7/11 review 15
Lost CIS & WASC accreditation & didn’t bother to inform anyone… [949 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 7/10 review 4
Lack of educational resources & limited facilities… [188 words]

• Lahore American School Pakistan 7/10 review 6
The package is tremendous, you can save 80% of your salary… [245 words]

• Brookhouse School Kenya 7/10 review 2
The best thing about working here is the kids. They are a joy… [1,031 words]

• International School Vietnam Hanoi 7/10 review 16
People PAID to leave… [486 words]

• Canadian International School Singapore 7/9 review 24
Overall a professional organisation & enjoyable place to work… [464 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 7/9 review 13
Most teachers that started 2 years ago left, next year I expect the same… [256 words]

• Norwich International School Thailand 7/9 review 3
I was thoroughly miserable at the school… [980 words]

• British School Bahrain 7/9 review 23
There is little or no trust in this school… [160 words]

• Al Maha Academy for Boys Qatar 7/6 review 42
Far too many problems with students & the management… [530 words]

• Cambridge School Doha Qatar 7/6 review 13
I wish I had found this website before accepting a job here… [1,993 words]

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 7/6 review 19
Discipline at this school is absolutely horrendous… [1,644 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 7/6 review 3
Promises of quality education, high standards & resources were all lies… [1,591 words]

• Shenyang Transformation International School China 6/5 review 2
Many unexpected challenges this past school year… [46 words]

• Ambrit International School Italy 7/5 review 4
I’m hopeful for the future of our school… [446 words]

• HIKSVS International School China 7/5 review 5
Our reputations are compromised by association with this school… [1,091 words]

• International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand 7/5 review 18
Student numbers are decreasing & teacher turnover has been high… [186 words]

• Cambridge School Doha Qatar 7/4 review 12
Management that deceive at every turn, fines & withheld salary… [2,884 words]

• British School Baku Azerbaijan 7/4 review 15
5 principals in 10 years & teachers rarely complete their contracts… [524 words]

• St. Constantine’s International School Tanzania 7/4 review 11
It can’t command the high tuition fees, but it’s a nice place… [509 words]

• Awfaz Global School Qatar 7/4 review 5
The kids’ behavior is very challenging… [322 words]

• Wellington College International Shanghai China 7/3 review 5
I can’t wait to find another job just so I can breathe easier… [205 words]

• American Schools Angola 7/3 review 3
ASA had been 2-3 months late in paying their staff… [510 words]

• Hong Qiao International School China 7/3 review 12
I felt the overall package was great… [988 words]

• Branksome Hall Asia Korea 7/3 review 11
Due to issues with student retention, teacher retention is a problem… [981 words]

• Vientiane International School Laos 7/3 review 12
VIS has a healthy budget & a wide range of resources… [454 words]

• Pearling Season International British School Qatar 7/3 review 2
Contracts not renewed, it seems with no justification… [51 words]

• International School Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam 7/3 review 23
ISCHMC is a school with great ideas but no depth… [100 words]

• Alcanta International College China 7/2 review 6
This is one of the better schools I have worked for in China… [315 words]

• British School Kuwait 7/2 review 14
If you stick around for a few years you can make a mint… [815 words]

• American International School Chennai India 7/2 review 24
Great savings potential and professional development… [519 words]

• American International School Zagreb Croatia 7/2 review 6
School could be rather magnificent, BUT unfortunately… [173 words]

• GEMS American Academy Dubai UAE 7/2 review 19
Don’t be fooled, nice buildings do not make a great school… [519 words]

• Malvern College Egypt 7/2 review 2
Many are leaving & many more considering not returning next year… [283 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Wayne Richardson 7/31 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE

• Elsa Donohue 7/31 (Principal Report 4)
Jakarta Intercultural School Indonesia

• Myles D’Airelle 7/30 (Principal Report 5)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Neil McBurney 7/30 (Principal Report 3)
Yew Chung International School Chongqing China

• Claudia Beckmann 7/27 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Ruhr Germany

• Gina Vukovich 7/27 (Director Report 2)
Kingdom Schools Saudi Arabia

• Sarah Osborne-James 7/27 (Principal Report 6)
Regent’s School Pattaya Thailand

• Jeroen Gakes 7/26 (Director Report 7)
Yew Chung International School Qingdao China

• Mark Ulfers 7/25 (Director Report 5)
American School Paris France

• Gustav Gropp 7/25 (Director Report 3)
Al Bayan Bilingual School Kuwait

• Kandas Botha 7/25 (Principal Report 3)
Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Todd Zukewich 7/24 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Escuela Bella Vista Maracaibo Venezuela

• Anna Maria Nikolaeva 7/24 (Director Report 3)
English Nursery and Primary School Russia

• Helen Newton 7/24 (Principal Report 7)
International British School Kuwait

• Stuart Bridge 7/23 (Director Report 3)
Dulwich College Suzhou China

• Stuart Rich 7/23 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

International School Neustadt Germany

• Wayne Maher 7/23 (Principal Report 2)
Malvern College Egypt

• Nathan Parry 7/20 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

O Castro British School Spain

• Nathan Parry 7/20 (Director Report 2)
O Castro British School Spain

• Thierry Park 7/20 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia

• Thierry Park 7/20 (Director Report 2)
Rowad Al Khaleej Saudi Arabia

• Randy Eplin 7/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Beijing International School BISS China

• Joseph Castellejo 7/19 (Director Report 6)
Nile Valley School Sudan

• Bryan Manditsch 7/18 (Principal Report 8)
International School Vietnam

• Helen Newton 7/18 (Director Report 6)
International British School Kuwait

• Kandas Botha 7/17 (Principal Report 2)
Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Zakariya Palsha 7/17 (Director Report 7)
Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Zakariya Palsha 7/17 (Director Report 8)
Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Giles Pruitt 7/16 (Director Report 2)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Wadad Hoss 7/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International College Beirut Lebanon

• Bamidele Akinbo 7/12 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Enko La Gaiete International School Cameroon

• Azza el Sherbiny 7/10 (Director Report 3)
Malvern College Egypt

• Zakariya Palsha 7/9 (Director Report 6)
Al Bayan International School Kuwait

• Wayne Maher 7/6 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Malvern College Egypt

• Azza El Sherbiny 7/6 (Director Report 2)
Malvern College Egypt

• Alexander Bennett 7/5 (Principal Report 2)
International School Eastern Seaboard Thailand

• Timothy Gray 7/5 (Principal Report 2)
Seoul Foreign School Korea

• MDonnell Tenner 7/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Awfaz Global School Qatar

• David Botbyl 7/4 (Director Report 5)
American International School Kuwait

• Hussein Modak 7/3 (Principal Report 3)
Al Khor International School Qatar

• David Hornby 7/3 (Director Report 2)
Global Jaya School Indonesia

• Bryan Ashby 7/2 (Principal Report 7)
Hong Qiao International School China

• Jeff Stubbs 7/2 (Director Report 8)
Hangzhou International School China

• Sean Goudie 7/2 (Director Report 2)
Rabat American School Morocco

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