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Bahrain

Discussion in 'Teaching abroad' started by teachersn, Jan 24, 2020.

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  1. teachersn

    teachersn New commenter

    What do people know of Bahrain? It seems not to be mentioned much on here.

    Are schools good? or is there a good school but lots to avoid?

    Any insight into the St school?
     
  2. 4019775

    4019775 New commenter

    Turned down the BS with an extra B at the end school. They loved to say how prestigious they were. They were by far the worst of three offers I got in 2018 and one of the worst schools I have ever dealt with. 2400 pounds a month plus 500 pounds accommodation. Total waste of time. learnt never to apply for a "competitive salary" again. They cannot get maths/chemistry/physics (rightly so) and have used every dodgy agency out there.

    Since talked to the former head of one of the big departments who confirmed the awful reviews on *** and said the place is a car crash. By their accounts the St school pays more but is just as bad.
     
  3. PJ1984

    PJ1984 New commenter

    My mate worked at the St school for 5 years and loved it. He was in the primary section though. I also got offered a job from the other one but politely declined due to the awful package.
     
  4. PuertaDelVino

    PuertaDelVino New commenter

    WHy do they call it a package? A package is a wrapped up thing or a holiday with a hotel and flight.
    What does package mean in terms of salary? WHat is -age anyway?
     
  5. 4019775

    4019775 New commenter

    I am no expert and back in UK but did turn down in 2018 what I considered an acceptable package. It basically included everything except evening meal and I could have saved most of my wage. Accommodation/utilities including internet (but not cooking gas so I would have had to buy a gas canister every month), breakfast and lunch for helping out with meal duty for six weeks, private healthcare and a gym membership at a downtown hotel (it was a hardship posting in Africa and this almost sealed the deal). That was what I considered a "package".
     

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