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International School Manila

Manila, Philippines

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Average class size for primary and secondary. Describe any aide support.

"Upper school cap at 22."

Somersfield Academy

Devonshire, Bermuda

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Details about the current teacher appraisal process.

"There is not formal appraisal process at present. You will have no official record of having taught there; not good for your CV. "

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Explain how salaries are decided (e.g. is there a pay schedule? extra step for masters degree? Annual pay raises? Bonuses?).

"Teachers get a performance bonus (one month salary) and lunar-year-end bonus (1.5 month salary)."

Global Jaya School

Jakarta, Indonesia

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Explain how salaries are decided (e.g. is there a pay schedule? extra step for masters degree? Annual pay raises? Bonuses?).

"There is a pay step, there is annual rises, but you will not get it in writing as it is sensitive information. "

Garden International School

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Average monthly salary after taxes and in what currency (explain taxation situation). How often do you get paid throughout the year?

"Tax in the first year is around 28%, but then reduced to approx. 20%."

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Describe school's location in relation to the city center and to the teacher's housing. How do staff get to school before and after school?

"Staff are provided apartments around the school. The school is about 45 mins south of the city center. They are moving further out though in Aug 17."

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Pension plan details.

"All eligible faculty members will receive $3,000.00 (USD) in each of the first two years of employment. Thereafter, the payment will increase by $500 per year to a maximum of $5500 (USD)"

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Describe your experience bringing pets.

"Dogs are not welcome at almost all venues, with one exception - the suburb of Desa Park City. This is an "expat bubble" suburb with expensive cafes, restaurants and bars, western supermarkets (with western prices), pavements and ... dogs. It's quite expensive but close enough to the school to commute. With the school's genero..."

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Professional development allowance details.

"Teachers do get a PD allowance here each year."

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What controversies have been happening lately? Please be objective.

"There is yet another new principal, another Indian man, in charge at TCS.

Recent principals:

David Throp (given a position in head office in August 2017)

Tim Sloman (August 2017 - January 2018)

Rakesh Tomar (January 2018 - August 2018)

New principal (August 2018 - ???)

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What types of accreditation does this school have? When is the accreditation up for renewal? Any religious affiliations?

"The school is PYP, MYP, DP accredited."

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How is the school calendar? Is there ample vacation time?

"Lots of 3 day weekends"