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What people say about the IST Experience!

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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Teacher Feedback

School Experience

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.


IST’s Services

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 covered.

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.

Gabby -Turkey
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 teaching well.

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.


School Feedback


IST’s Teachers

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 best teachers.

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 to stay!

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

IST’s Services

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.

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