British School Vilanova

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  • abcd
    10 July, 2009 at 11:54
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    Hello, We would like to empower other teachers about the downfalls in working for this school, as we and many others have had an extremely disppointing and upsetting experience here, and we feel it is important that other dedicated and professional teachers like ourselves do not end up in this situation. So that you understand this is not just two peoples view please realise that this school advertises every 6 months for teachers. You will recieve no support at this school , no observations of your teaching, no respect as a teacher and you will never here anything positive said to you, in fact mostly you will be spoken to like a child. Class sizes here are very big and even if a teacher has booked time off no cover will be given and classes will be doubled up with different levels. There is no interest in your classes , the only interest shown is when parents come in. Students are streamed in the wrong levels of classes. Many teachers classes are cut at some point even though you think you have been contracted for a certain amount of ours and to thoroughly disrepect the teachers the students are told about this in advance and the teachers are told at the last minute being told you’re contract ‘is for however many hours I need you’. Your contract will only be given to you in catalan and you are made to feel stupid by asking for a. translation (which is not given). Asking for books and even board pens is followed with a barrage of checking up and at the end of your contract you will find that you will be made to feel responsible for any books missing . There are many other unpleasant things that I and others can tell you, we feel deeply saddened that a school can have one face for its students and a completely demoralising way of treating its staff. Please be warned that this will be a thoroughly unpleasant experience with no support, compassion or respect. J. Ross-Edwards/Gemma Campion

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