IST asks both its teachers and schools to complete feedback reports at
the end of each posting. We’re proud that our ability to offer an
efficient yet personal service is highly valued by our IST Registered
schools and teachers! Below are a sample of the reports we have received
from teachers and schools. We regularly update this page to reflect current
IST feedback reports!
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When asked how they rated their overall experiences, 98% of our IST teachers
found the experience professionally and personally rewarding. Clearly
our screening procedures for schools are effective!
Liz - Medan
I would like to say a very big and belated thank-you to you both. As you
would understand I've been very busy and am still in shock that just over
3 weeks ago I had no idea where Medan was, and now, thanks to you both,
I'm living and teaching here. It was great arriving at Medan airport and
having all of the staff from Medan International School there to welcome
me, complete with flowers. Thank-you for helping me secure this opportunity.
Valerie – Japan
Yes. Everything went smoothly. We were taken to our accommodation which
was well supplied. Anything extra we needed was provided for us. The people
were friendly and accommodating
Jennifer - Dusseldorf
Professionally rewarding, open, friendly students. Friendly staff, too,
willing to help with problems or resources. My job has remained very much
true to the job description. You are treated like a professional and allowed
to get on with the task of teaching.
Elizabeth -Treviso, Italy
I had an excellent experience. The children were delightful and I was
able to find sufficient resources within the school to help with planning.
The other teachers were very supportive and I felt welcome.
Paul - Genoa
Excellent. Introduced me to International Education, allowed me the freedom
to implement curriculum priorities, involved me in decision making and
curriculum planning, friendly staff, opportunity for delivering staff
in service on Gifted Education.
Mary - Switzerland
I thoroughly enjoyed the international school experience and would be
interested in a different country.
Comments on IST’s services tend to be boringly uniform –
our teachers agree that our services are excellent! We’ve included
just a few comments here as they do become repetitive!
Jan - Muscat
Excellent services- information on school was good – everything
Chris - Hungary
Excellent. I needed to make a quick decision and had to ask a couple of
quick questions. IST Appears to have virtually a 24 hr e-mail monitoring,
so answers back very quickly. I’m also impressed by the hoops that
I needed to jump through in order to sign up.
Excellent. Constant communication while waiting for a post. Good information
about the schools provided.
Neil - Turkey
Excellent. Efficient, friendly and run by people who understand international
Andrea - Bangkok
All of the questions I have had concerning conditions of the contract
offered have been answered quickly. I haven’t had a problem during
a contract but I feel that if a problem arose I would receive support
from the agency as needed.
We are always relieved when an IST teacher returns to us at the end of
a posting - many of our teachers are tempted away from us by their IST
schools! We try very hard to be genuinely pleased that both schools and
teachers were so well matched!
Patana School - Bangkok
Joycelyn's Performance has been excellent. She worked within a difficult
year group both in the area of staff personalities and with a very complex
group of children with learning difficulties. She has also participated
fully in all aspects of school life with enthusiasm.
International School of Aleppo - Syria
He was A-1, a terrific fellow who knows his stuff, works well with kids,
integrated quickly into staff, never complains, understands “the
big picture.” We are currently trying to encourage him to stay next
year. Steve is only a “fill-in,” but is seen as one of our
Medan International School - Indonesia
I would wholeheartedly support Liz as a supply teacher for international
schools. She has done a wonderful job for us. My only regret is that I
couldn’t convince here to stay for a permanent contract. Liz goes
with the best wishes and thanks of our whole school community.
Dusseldorf International School - Germany
We are very sad to be losing Jennifer . We have tried to persuade her
Muscat Private School - Oman
Andrea is a first class “parachute” teacher!! We were desperate
for someone to fill the role that she has taken, and were initially rather
concerned that we might experience the difficulties we had had with previous
supply teachers. However, within days she had shown her mettle and became
a relaxed member of the school’s teaching and learning community.
She has always been thoroughly professional in her approach to her work,
the students, and her colleagues. We would take her back in an instant!!!
We are all very grateful for the time that she has spent with us, and
hope that she has experienced some “joy” from being with us!
The British School of Muscat - Oman
Excellent. Jan has quickly settled into the routines of the School and
established good relationships within the class. Very flexible, adaptable,
willing, sociable. Clear thinking.
Robert College - Istanbul
Gaby is a hit-the-road running professional—not afraid of challenge,
hard work, or less than perfect situations. She obviously likes kids,
teaching, biology, and fun. Within a month or so of her arriving, we offered
her a two-year additional contract—until summer of 2004. IST’s
temporary loss is our gain.
Two Boats School - Ascension Island
Liz is a very gifted teacher. She relates well to both pupils and staff
and though in this placement she has had limited contact with parents,
I have no doubt that she would be similarly skilled in her dealings with
them. Her planning and classroom management are excellent. Her lessons
have been well received and she has worked hard to ensure that pupils’
work is well displayed
Once again, feedback on our services was succinct and repetitive!
Kesinee International School - Bangkok
Excellent. The service provided was very good, and response was immediate.
I really was able to stop worrying about what had initially felt like
a disaster (not having a teacher for the start of the academic year),
and resulted in a wonderful experience for the school with the appointment
of Derek. Knowing that the teachers that were forwarded to me would be
available should I select them was very reassuring. Also it is great to
feel that such an emergency does not have to be (in fact with your services
it is not) a disaster.
ICARDA - Aleppo
Excellent – quick, friendly, personalized . Your service is fine,
I just wish everyone knew you existed.
Robert College - Istanbul
Excellent—timely, accurate, professional, and most helpful. Who
else really provides this kind of available, screened, and qualified professionals
ready to roll?
Marymount International School - Rome
Excellent. Because of the personal service, quality candidates, and no
wasting time. You are so dependable.
Sophia Antipolis - France
Efficient and prompt, at a time when speed was important.