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Kazakhstan in Asia (School): Spectrum International School - International School - Kazakhstan

Spectrum International School is an international school located in Astana, Kazakhstan.

 

Address: Kasym Amanzholov Street 34, 010000, Astana, Kazakhstan.

Website: Spectrum International School

1 customer review

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my worst teaching experience
1 month ago  ·  Qasym Amanzholov St 34
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I worked at Spectrum international school and I deeply regret my choice. First of all this school belongs to a Turkish cult called G├╝len so beware. The management is run by people from this cult who have zero knowledge in education, decisions are made only to keep parents paying. It's a Cambridge school but grades are fixed in order to ensure all students pass. if a parent wants his kid to have a grade 5, the school will make it a grade 5 without question. A math teacher was fired for refusing to change his grades.

Teachers are usually professional and run the school on a daily basis but they are treated in a poor way. Contracts were subjects to change during the school year about salary and travel allowance for no real reason. On top of that, they only provide a local health insurance that barely cover anything. Some teachers were fired while without warning and without a valid reason. One more thing, the management DOESN'T GIVE REFERENCE. there were 2 cases where the school gave bad references in order to keep their teachers. These 2 teachers shared evidence of this. Salaries are not paid in USD anymore but in local currency. There is also a huge breach of privacy: the head of secondary goes to drink with other teachers every Friday night and shamelessly share private information with his friends.

This is definitely not a school where I would send my child.
The pros
Astana is a nice place
The cons
it's managed by totally clueless people
Advice to Management
resign
Institution Location
Qasym Amanzholov St 34, Nur-Sultan 020000, Kazakhstan
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