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December 2016

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• Hong Qiao International School China 1/16 evaluation 8
Pros: You get paid. Easy to move up to admin. Great way to get IB experience because school does not require prior experience…

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 1/16 evaluation 15
Sadly, so many teachers are using this site to slander and bring down the school. If they were better teachers, they would…

• Edison International Academy Qatar 1/16 evaluation 2
Since I lack the skills or experiences to work in a circus, I decided it would be in my best interests to leave…

• Okma International Academy Qingdao China 1/16 evaluation 2
I signed a 2 year contract, however, due to multiple breaches of contract, I am leaving after the first year…

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 1/16 evaluation 14
The school is not a bad school to work at per say, but do not expect management to support you or to show an interest in academics…

• Shanghai American Sch. – Puxi & Pudong China 1/16 evaluation 25
Top Down Economics. Admin getting more benefits.  Due to the currency de-valuation, teachers have received an 8% pay cut…

• American Int’l School – West Campus Egypt 1/13 evaluation 14
The culture is slowly changing and many parents have commented to me how much positive change has occurred…

• Shen Wai International School China 1/13 evaluation 5
All in all do your homework on this school. The students are great, but the institution itself is questionable…

• Myanmar International School 1/13 evaluation 7
The administration so far has not made any significant steps to better the school for the students or teachers…

• The Oxford Academy Kuwait 1/12 evaluation 5
They are out of touch with new developments in the curriculum and the institutionalized racism in the school is heartbreaking…

• Tenby Schools Setia Eco Park Malaysia 1/12 evaluation 3
The school is in a really bad location. Teachers can drive there only, but there is a race for parking spaces every single morning…

• Beijing International School BISS China 1/12 evaluation 6
The school has yet to follow through with contracted salaries for former employees…

• Korea International School Jeju Campus Korea 1/12 evaluation 13
We just returned from the ISS job fair in Bangkok, where we met the recruiter for KIS…

• International School Vietnam Hanoi 1/11 evaluation 10
I am glad people have been able to write reviews about this school, thanks to ISR…

• International School Krakow Poland 1/11 evaluation 4
I enjoy this school a lot as I have had a very positive experience with my coworkers and principal…

• American Community School Beirut Lebanon 1/11 evaluation 10
The school is old so many of the buildings and classrooms are small and the school is poorly laid out…

• Dwight School Seoul Korea 1/10 evaluation 12
With the current package & culture the school seems to attract new teachers who need experience or older teachers who are aged out of other countries…

• Ajman Academy UAE 1/10 evaluation 3
The infrastructure looks incredible, but the underpinning values of a school that is now largely Islamic and not British or IB in any way…

• British School of Egypt 1/10 evaluation 11
The only positive I can give is that the children are amazing but sadly, lack of structure and discipline for them is having a negative effect…

• ACS International Schools – Hillingdon Campus Great Britain 1/9 evaluation 3
The school facilities, parents and students are wonderful; however, the leadership is not the greatest…

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 1/9 evaluation 12
Inter-Americano was clearly once a great school, but has not invested the time, money, or resources to keep up with a changing world…

• Internationale Schule am Rhein Germany 1/9 evaluation 14
The facilities are impressive, they pay on time, and the Neuss area is a wonderful place to enjoy life in Germany…

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 1/9 evaluation 13
After reading the last two ‘glowing’ reports about RAK Academy, I am compelled to write…

• Hay Al Sharooq International School Oman 1/6 evaluation 14
Don’t expect to get all the money that is stated in your contract…

• Leipzig International School Germany 1/6 evaluation 4
The benefits teachers are used to do not exist in this school because it has an internal scale of wages and taxes are extremely high but the kids are lovely…

• Wellington College International Shanghai China 1/6 evaluation 2
I doubt our school’s fairly tenuous reputation at the moment would survive a serious PR blow like this…

• British School Kathmandu Nepal 1/6 evaluation 11
The CPD does seem to be ill run & seems a complete waste when you could be marking, dealing with students or running a worthwhile club…

• Ambrit International School Italy 1/5 First time reviewed on ISR

• Luanda International School Angola 1/5 evaluation 43
In the last 6 months, we have only one month of salary being paid to many teachers with some teachers lucky enough to receive two…

• Karachi American School Pakistan 1/4 evaluation 5
I came to KAS as a broken teacher, traumatized from my last teaching post. I leave fully healed and hopeful that schools like this still do exist…

• Cambridge International School Russia 1/4 evaluation 13
Unlike other schools in Moscow you are expected to pay for your accommodation and travel yourself…

• Edison International Academy Qatar 1/3 First time reviewed on ISR

• Chiang Mai International School Thailand 1/3 evaluation 6
CMIS is arguably the best in Chiang Mai and you will be told that during recruitment. Be aware, though, that the bar is set quite low…

• Beijing Huijia Private School China 1/3 evaluation 6
While instructors provide lessons of depth & quality, the school admits students who cannot understand English and/or refuse to function as students…

• American Cooperative School La Paz Bolivia 1/3 evaluation 4
Because the school is small, the responsibility is large upon each community member (students included)…

• International School of Indiana USA 1/2 First time reviewed on ISR

• Ras Al Khaimah Academy UAE 1/2 evaluation 12
I am thoroughly enjoying my time here and relishing this valuable international experience…

• Alcanta International College China 1/2 evaluation 4
The current management makes working at AIC unbearable for anyone who cares about teaching…

Director & Principal Reports

• Sonia Bustamante 1/13 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR

Brent International Schools Philippines

• Peter Donkin 1/13 (Principal Report 3)
Ihsan Dogrimaci Bilkent Erbil College Iraq

• Zakariya Palsha 1/11 (Director Report 2)
Fawzia Sultan International School Kuwait

• Sascha Heckmann 1/10 (Principal Report 13)
Shanghai American School China

• Kevin Skeoch 1/10 (Director Report 2)
Dwight School Seoul Korea

• Samantha Newbon 1/9 (Principal Report 4)
Garden International School Malaysia

• Cathy Allen 1/9 (Director Report 2)
Quality International Schools Astana Kazakstan

• Sascha Heckmann 1/6 (Principal Report 12)
Shanghai American School China

• Linda VanLaan 1/4 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
English Modern School Doha Qatar

• Sam Robertson 1/3 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Modern English School Egypt

• Peter Godfrey 1/3 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Modern English School Egypt

• Kevin Blissett 1/2 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Chengdu Meishi International School China

Full List of Reviewed Schools
December 2016