July Additions To ISR

Full List of Reviewed Schools
June 2021

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New School Reviews

• Dulwich College Beijing China 7/23 review 11
Happy place to work most of the time & overall conditions are quite good… [193 words]

• European Azerbaijan School Azerbaijan 7/23 review 5
I find EAS to be a school moving in the right direction… [392 words]

• Dulwich International High School China 7/23 review 8
You’d do better in a school more interested in educating its students… [511 words]

• Doha College Qatar 7/22 review 8
It was like stepping back in time by 15 years… [366 words]

• Colegio Anglo Colombia 7/22 review 14
It has all the money in the world but no direction… [570 words]

• El Alsson British American International School Egypt 7/22 review 7
Never before felt treated so much as a disposable “Employee”… [1,449 words]

• Brookes St. Petersburg Russia 7/22 review 6
A school that promises a lot but delivers very little… [599 words]

• Nun Academy Saudi Arabia 7/21 review 12
The number one priority is revenue for the investors… [794 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 7/21 review 20
I felt the need to reply to the review, as I feel it wasn’t a very fair description… [677 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 7/21 review 21
The school buildings are not new or purpose-built… [571 words]

• Kampala International School Uganda 7/21 review 14
Intimidation and threats are common… [341 words]

• British School Beijing Shunyi China 7/20 review 64
I was so angered by one of the posts, I just had to correct it… [822 words]

• Yew Chung International School Shanghai China 7/20 review 43
New taxation laws will take a very big bite out of your salary and benefits… [169 words]

• International School Bucharest Romania 7/20 review 4
A school that cannot make a decision and stick to it… [315 words]

• Nord Anglia Chinese International School Shanghai China 7/20 review 2
Due to short sightedness of the SLT, it’ll be a demanding place to work… [679 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 7/19 review 25
This was a very good school but it is currently in flux… [114 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 7/19 review 26
The last day of school was the most awkward last day of school in my career… [483 words]

• Verdala International School Malta 7/19 review 5
An incredibly stressful experience!… [254 words]

• Universal American School UAE 7/19 review 33
Not a safe teaching environment & decisions aren’t made by best practice… [629 words]

• International School Penang (Uplands) Malaysia 7/16 review 21
I feel the school is trying to find its center as it moves into the 21st century… [451 words]

• British International School Shanghai Puxi China 7/16 review 5
Highly recommend if you’re prepared to work hard… [2,373 words]

• Wycombe Abbey International School China 7/16 review 36
My time has been a roller coaster & I am glad to be leaving a toxic environment… [711 words]

• Doha College Qatar 7/16 review 7
Fantastic students & good teachers which are just about holding it together… [1,538 words]

• Hsinchu American School Taiwan 7/16 review 4
Wonderful place to get your feet wet in the world of int’l education… [904 words]

• Reach British School UAE 7/15
First time reviewed on ISR [857 words]

• British School Caracas Venezuela 7/15 review 37
Eight staff fired the last day & escorted out by a security guard!… [230 words]

• Gulf English School Kuwait 7/15 review 48
A traumatic, humiliating and totally avoidable experience… [76 words]

• International School Kazan Russia 7/14 review 11
Challenges of working in a startup school shouldn’t be underestimated… [1,690 words]

• Austin Heights International School Malaysia 7/14 review 5
Large campus with assembly hall, 4 computer labs & a swimming pool… [381 words]

• Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong China 7/14 review 17
Reviews come from amazing teachers who’ve been treated appallingly… [1,244 words]

• St. Dominic’s International School Portugal 7/13 review 75
The owners have to take the blame for all the troubles the school faces… [330 words]

• Nova International School Sudan 7/13 review 7
Great school, lovely kids… [61 words]

• British School Alexandria Egypt 7/13 review 19
Promised staff would have visas, this has never happened… [439 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 7/12 review 24
It looked like change was coming… it’s more of the same… [292 words]

• Universal American School UAE 7/12 review 32
If you’d asked me to write a review a year ago, it’d sound quite different… [674 words]

• Hokkaido International School Japan 7/12 review 4
Some big things have changed since the last review… [1,417 words]

• Bromsgrove International School Thailand 7/9 review 37
Keep your head down & do your time quietly… [486 words]

• Affiliated High School South China Normal University China 7/9 review 7
If relaxed work load outweighs the drawbacks, can be a good posting… [661 words]

• Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala 7/9 review 28
I have personally had a terrible experience at Inter… [96 words]

• Shanghai Nanyang Model Private High School China 7/8
First time reviewed on ISR [899 words]

• American Community School Amman Jordan 7/8 review 13
Go if you’re content with a simple & not-so-social life… [756 words]

• Indus International School India 7/8 review 3
I don’t recommend unless it’s your only way to get into IB schools… [789 words]

• International School Penang (Uplands) Malaysia 7/8 review 20
Cronyism & favoritism are once again rearing their ugly heads… [544 words]

• Bromsgrove International School Thailand 7/8 review 36
Working at this school was fun at times and soul destroying at others… [493 words]

• Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong China 7/8 review 16
Is it all just disgruntled former employees or could it be the sad truth?… [531 words]

• Nun Academy Saudi Arabia 7/7 review 11
My time at Nun is at an end and I am very grateful for this… [217 words]

• BASIS International School Guangzhou China 7/7 review 5
Overall, the package, the colleagues, and the facility are desirable… [441 words]

• Shenzhen American International School China 7/7 review 19
Staff have been fired whilst on holiday with no notice… [330 words]

• International School Brussels Belgium 7/7 review 3
Excellent school but it has a self-perception in excess of what it delivers… [809 words]

• British International School Ukraine 7/7 review 67
Students & parents at BISU are amazing & deserve much better… [1,234 words]

• British School Bahrain 7/7 review 39
We wished we knew about ISR before we made the leap… [449 words]

• Asia Pacific International School Korea 7/6 review 15
Lot of talk about how it will improve, but every year nothing really changed… [1,674 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 7/6 review 31
We work 30-hour weeks without extra pay & no longer enjoy the same support… [260 words]

• Ruamrudee International School Bangkok Thailand 7/6 review 54
Ratchapruek campus is COMPLETELY independent from Minburi… [242 words]

• Saigon South International School Vietnam 7/5 review 10
Beautiful campus with a professional staff & administration… [100 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 7/5 review 24
Almost all of the DP teachers have gone which doesn’t bode well for the future… [715 words]

• Universal American School UAE 7/5 review 31
There has been a huge regression of the culture in the school… [100 words]

• Asmara International Community School Eritrea 7/2 review 6
Financial instability & no sponsorship by outside entities… [207 words]

• GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE 7/2 review 23
Not worth the toll it’ll take on your mental & physical well-being… [409 words]

• American School Vietnam 7/2 review 26
They could fire you at any time… [668 words]

• British School Costa Rica 7/2 review 8
Teachers are way down the list of priorities… [77 words]

• Clarion School Dubai UAE 7/1
First time reviewed on ISR [354 words]

• Raffles World Academy UAE 7/1
First time reviewed on ISR [293 words]

• Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China 7/1 review 30
Kaiwen is like a freshwater aquarium… [617 words]

• Harrow International School Beijing China 7/1 review 23
Need to be nimble to avoid some of the professional landmines… [590 words]

Director & Principal Reports

• Sarah Tielman 7/23 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Dulwich International High School China 

• Raymond Williams 7/22 (Director Report 6)
Colegio Anglo Colombia

• Myles D’Airelle 7/22 (Principal Report 8)
Western International School Shanghai China

• Brandon Rogers 7/21 (Principal Report 3)
American International School Egypt

• Philip Burgess 7/21 (Principal Report 6)
Malvern College Egypt 

• Mustafa Soydemir 7/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
International School Bucharest Romania

• Robert Howe 7/20 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
British School Bahrain

• Ruth Sanderson 7/20 (Principal Report 2)
Doha College Qatar

• Brian O’Maoileoin 7/20 (Principal Report 4)
United World College South East Asia Singapore

• Totty Aris 7/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Verdala International School Malta

• Janecke Aarnaes 7/19 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Universal American School UAE

• Stephanie Chattman 7/19 (Principal Report 2)
Universal American School UAE

• Dominic Vigil 7/19 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
VinSchool Vietnam

• Christine Simmonds 7/15 (Director Report 2)
Diyar International Private School UAE

• Ruth Sanderson 7/14 (Principal Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
Doha College Qatar

• Tarana Akhmedova 7/13 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
BASIS International School Guangzhou China

• Stephen Keown 7/12 (Director Report)
First time reviewed on ISR
RDFZ King’s College School Hangzhou China

• Dave Krocker 7/9 (Principal Report 12)
Colegio Inter-Americano Guatemala

• Gavin Clark 7/8 (Principal Report 3)
International School Penang Malaysia

• Lesley-Ann Wallace 7/8 (Principal Report 7)
Nord Anglia International School Shanghai Pudong China

• Thomas Meakin 7/7 (Principal Report 2)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Steffen Sommer 7/7 (Principal Report 4)
Doha College Qatar

• Emma Scott 7/6 (Principal Report 3)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Maggie Stuhan 7/6 (Principal Report 3)
American School Barcelona Spain

• Sharyn Baddeley 7/6 (Director Report 4)
Beijing International Bilingual Academy China

• Jeroen Gakes 7/5 (Principal Report 10)
Yew Wah International Education School Shanghai Lingang China

• Alun Yorath 7/5 (Principal Report 4)
International Community School Jordan

• Saima Rana 7/2 (Principal Report 34)
GEMS World Academy Dubai UAE

• Phillip Burgess 7/2 (Principal Report 5)
Malvern College Egypt 

• Gavin Clark 7/2 (Principal Report 2)
International School Penang Malaysia

• David Griffiths 7/2 (Principal Report 3)
Wycombe Abbey International School China

• Andrew Leale 7/1 (Director Report 12)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• James Craig 7/1 (Principal Report 10)
Chaoyang Kaiwen Academy China

• Tom Nolan 7/1 (Principal Report 4)
Harrow International School Beijing China

Full List of Reviewed Schools
June 2021