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Recent teacher in school
I have worked in Qatar for four years and two years at Lagoon. I left my previous school due to lack of professional progression. I was promised this in the interview by the Head teacher and Principal which I found out that was not the case. Along with the persistent lying by senior members of staff, HR department and Finance, this school main focus is on taking as much money as possible from the parents and not allowing teachers to provide the best service to the children. It is a shame, especially when there are many children and teachers who want the best. The school has a long journey to go.
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Teacher leaving this year
There is too much for me to talk about from the lack of COVID provision to the lack of teaching and learning. There is a poor culture of looking good and not doing good by the parents who are paying these fees. The sad part is that the students really want to learn and given a chance, teachers would love to teach. The Higher Management need to let teachers teach and stop worrying about taking money from parents. Overall, the school has potential but Higher Management need to stay away from the teaching and learning.
The school has really turned around. The new leadership team has made the school a much better place for all children to attend and learn. The teachers have done an amazing job to continue with teaching at such a high level during the pandemic. Behaviours have improved and the learning environment is second to none. As a parent of 3 children who attend the school, I am very happy with both the Primary and Secondary schools. The staff are always very friendly and helpful. This is a school that is most definitely on the up and one which I am very proud to say that my children attend.
First of all,the building of the school looks fantastic and attractive,but what the school gives isn’t anything like the outside. The main problem of the school is the behavior, nearly every lesson I had to shush everyone so I wouldn’t get into trouble with them. The students there act like children,they don’t respect the teachers and don’t care about their education. The only respect people like the principals but treat most teachers badly. This led to a a lot of teachers leaving and only the ‘bad teachers’ are left in the school. Sometimes, the teachers aren’t able to teach at al due to behavior, at some classes the teacher needs to wait 15-30mins for the students to calm down then they can start the lesson. In conclusion, the main problem is the behavior of the students, if it is fixed it will be a great school.