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Italy in Europe (School): Benedict School & More s.r.l. - Private School - ItalyBenedict School & More s.r.l. is a private school located in Napoli, Italy.

 

Address: P.zza Primavera 23, Pomigliano D'Arco (NA) Corso Umberto 96, Pollena Trocchia.

Website: Benedict School & More s.r.l.

2.6/5 from 5 ratings.
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Poor quality school with bad manners and very limited resources for teaching.
19 days ago.
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Benedict School are very misleading about what they offer to teachers. The school has lied about working conditions. The school is owned by an old lady who claims to be the general manager. But she is hardly ever at the school to discuss any issues. She is difficult to contact and very difficult to speak to because she just claims to be busy or is a meeting. When she wants to contact you then you must be available to her needs. It is very one-sided behaviour. The owner has a daughter and she is an assistant director. The daughter does not even know any management skills and just yells at people so she gets what she wants. She is a rude and insulting young woman, but it is OK because she is the owner's daughter and she is allowed to do whatever she wants. A lot of teachers are just over-worked without any appreciation and not paid properly. The management of this school is very poor and chaotic. This makes the working conditions quite stressful. There is one receptionist and she can not communicate properly and does not give accurate information to teachers about courses and other things. The school has very limited resources and not enough books for teachers. There is no teacher resource room and no computers for teachers to use. There is just a Wi-Fi connection which is not even stable. Teachers have to use an empty classroom as a place to prepare lessons and often get moved around or told to leave unless they have a lesson. The Benedict School are liars about their conditions of work. They also state that "...We have a Director of Studies who delivers teacher training, orientation and an on-going support..." - this again is rubbish and nonsense. The director of studies is an ignorant man who does not give the support as advertised, and often stating that he is busy, not around or can't help you as he is incompetent. He is so pathetic that various people are claiming to work together for his role. The management are often not available to speak to as they claim to be 'busy' and in some kind of meeting. This is especially the owner and her daughter. Benedict School is a pathetic group of ignorant people. They claim to give a bonus at end of contract, but this is hardly ever paid, because the owner steals this money or it is a fake benefit that she advertises. This school is an embarrassment to teaching and unprofessional.
The pros
There is some accommodation provided, but it is quite basic. However the school deducts the rent for your room and it is around 400 Euros which is quite expensive for Naples. The flat is old and during the winter it can be very cold, because the school does not want to use much heating or improve the old heating system. They want to save money but the still charge teachers for all bills with a fixed about of almost 100 euros. The flat has a senior teacher who can be quite rude and insulting. The school does not care about this. Personally, living with other teachers of the school is not very nice, especially that you work with each other... and then expected to live with them.
The cons
This is a small school with a serious lack of resources and rude staff. No computers for teachers, no direct access to printing, no dedicated room for teachers to prepare classes, not enough books and resources for teachers. The assistant director. Also, the senior teacher is a disgusting racist person who makes living in the flat terrible. He lives in the school flat and can be very rude and very ignorant. He has offended and insulted many people.
Advice to Management
There is no advice to be given to this school because there just want to make money and they don't care about the teachers and their on-going development or career.
Institution Location
Piazza Giovanni Leone 23, 80038, Pomigliano d'Arco
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Poor working environment with rude staff
1 months ago.
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This school is not clear about working conditions and they have lied about the kind of work that teachers must do. When you apply to this school they make so many false claims. Firstly they claim to give you guaranteed hours of work with a salary. But the advertising is false. They claim to offer courses to students of all ages and Business English. But this is not true, as they only offer courses of English to children, not adults of companies. Benedict School claim to offer work with "Motivated Students", but this is rubbish. The school send some of their teachers to disgusting state schools which are full of very badly behaved children. These children come from very poor families in desperate conditions and they do not know how to behave. Some teachers are put under very intense conditions to work in these schools and there is no support in many classrooms. Benedict School are an agency and not really a school themselves. They send out teachers to state schools in Naples which are badly run in disgusting conditions.This school is lacking in management and the director of studies is not competent in dealing with many aspects of the management. This school has rude staff who do not support teachers well.
Institution Location
Piazza Giovanni Leone 23, 80038, Pomigliano d'Arco, Naples, Italy
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Unprofessional school with lack of resources and unpleasant working conditions
1 months ago.
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This school is a family run school, but managed with lack of resources and lack of professionalism. This is a small school with a serious lack of resources and rude staff. No computers for teachers, no direct access to printing, no dedicated room for teachers to prepare classes, not enough books and resources for teachers. The owner of the school exploits teachers and does not pay them properly. Benedict School is an unfriendly school, where teaching staff have little chance for socializing.
The pros
Accommodation can be offered to Teachers. This is a convenience.
The cons
Sadly, the management of this school is very disorganized and they do not have enough books or resources for teachers. Also, the owner of the school exploits teachers and enforces unpleasant working conditions. A complaint has been filed against this school. The school does not pay wages properly and management staff are often rude. The school expects the teachers to drive, but their cars are not fully insured. Repairs and maintenance for cars are deducted from teacher's wages.
Advice to Management
The schools needs to learn management skills and and how to communicate properly.
Institution Location
Piazza Giovanni Leone 23, Pomigliano d'Arco, Naples, 80038, Italy
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3 years ago.
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Benedict School Pomigliano (Naples)
3 years ago.
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Hello everyone,

I have read the reviews regarding Benedict School in Pomigliano and I am chocked to see some bad comments regarding this school.
I have worked for this school for over 2 years and I have to say that it was a great experience.

First of all, the staff at Benedict School are always professional and they treated me with great kindness. Every time I needed to speak to someone or needed anything there was always a good response from the school.

Also, Benedict School gave me the opportunity to learn a lot and I am a much better teacher than I was before. I taught different levels and different ages and even if the resources are not perfect they are more than enough to teach the classes.

Regarding the salary here at Benedict School, it was very good and it was above average compared to other language schools and at the end the school year I was given a very good final bonus.

It is true that Benedict School is not perfect however, I think it is professional, has the students interests in mind and for me, it was a great experience and I would recommend Benedict School to any teacher who would like to live and work in Naples.

Anne
The pros
teaching and on-going support
good workshops for Cambridge and Trinity exam prep
nice didactic Facebook page
didactic platform for teachers and students
good variety of levels and ages
friendly staff
The cons
Pomigliano is near an industrial area (but the beach is not far)
driving the cars (commute time)
public transport is not always on time
punctuality
Institution Location
Benedict School
23 Piazza Primavera
Pomigliano D'Arco
80038
Naples
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