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Sherborne Qatar Senior School and Sherborne Qatar Prep School are two British schools based in Doha, Qatar. They are the sister schools of the historical public school, Sherborne Schoo Our success story is one that we are keen to share and hope that you will want to bring your children to us, becoming part of an exciting adventure in a rapidly growing and culturally rich capital city. Qatar has much to offer and we are aware of our leading role in bringing a properly rounded British curriculum and British independent school education to Doha for the benefit not only of British families, but also for the benefit of Qatari families and those of other nationalities too.

The Senior School offers an extensive educational programme. We have a strong academic focus and a well-established pastoral system that serves to support pupils’ needs. Much of what we do is firmly rooted in the principles and practices of Sherborne School, and we are fortunate to be able to benefit from and share in the experience of that great school.

We are accredited for (I)GCSE and for (I)A Levels to AQA, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), and Edexcel. We currently offer A Levels in: English Language; English Literature; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry; Physics; Arabic; French; Spanish; Art; Drama; Business Studies; Economics; Geography; History; Psychology; ICT; Islamyat; Physical Education.Personal, Social and Health Education is delivered as part of the pastoral programme.

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2.7
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
3.3  (2)
Quality of School Leadership 
 
2.3  (2)
School Facilities 
 
2.3  (2)
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
1.8  (2)
General Happiness of Students 
 
3.3  (2)
Sense of Community Within School 
 
2.5  (2)
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
2.5  (2)
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
3.8  (2)
Student Behaviour 
 
3.3  (2)
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
2.0  (2)
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  • Computer and ICT Provision
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Overall rating 
 
2.0
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
2.5
Quality of School Leadership 
 
1.5
School Facilities 
 
1.5
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
0.5
General Happiness of Students 
 
2.5
Sense of Community Within School 
 
1.0
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
2.5
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
3.5
Student Behaviour 
 
2.5
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
1.5
Reviewed by Reportwriter July 10, 2016

Scary place to work

About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
How many years have you worked at this school?
4
Approximate monthly salary
16500 riyals
Years of experience and responsibilities as a reference for the monthly salary
6
Other benefits included in the package
  • Flights to home base
  • Medical insurance
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
Medium
Are you paid on time?
Usually
Payscale transparency
Awful
Competency of management
Satisfactory
Business owner ethics (if applicable)
Poor
Workload
Medium
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
Very low
Professional development opportunities
Awful
Career progression opportunities
Awful
Parental Support
Satisfactory
Special needs support
Awful
Overall job satisfaction
Not really satisfied
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
I'm one of the few staff members who will not be leaving this summer but I don't think it's right that parents and new staff members are not told the truth about why so many good staff members have now left the school and why the school is in turmoil and not a nice place to teach and study in.

The real reason why so many staff members have left is because of the bullying and deceitfulness conducted by the Lead teacher for Arabic and Islamic Studies.

The Lead teacher for Arabic and Islamic Studies has been anonymously writing emails to the headteacher with bits of gossip in an attempt to get teachers sacked. He has written emails pretending to be an Al Thani parent in order to pressurise the headteacher to sack teachers he feels threatened by.

The Lead teacher for Arabic and Islamic Studies has used the recently sacked IT teacher to hack into the school's email system and secret files in order to seek sensitive information on teachers.

When confronted by a teacher about his deceitfulness, the Lead teacher for Arabic and Islamic Studies put his hand on the Quran and lied about hacking into the schools computer system. He only changed his story when he was confronted with absolute proof implicating him. What kind of Islamic teacher lies while touching the Quran? He even uses the Muslim kids to inform on their teachers for unislamic behaviour.

The headteacher is unable to sack the Lead teacher for Arabic and Islamic Studies because he has the full support of the Head of Islamic Studies who has a direct line to the Sheikh who owns the school. The Sheikh seems not to care about what the truth is.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. All this information is known by every teacher in the school. If I say more then I will be identified and punished even though I believe this Lead teacher for Arabic and Islamic Studies is causing a lot of harm to the school.

Unfortunately all the teachers who have left have been told not to tell the truth otherwise they will not be given a reference by the school and will be hunted by the Lead teacher for Arabic and Islamic Studies.

Please go ahead and ask any teacher in the school if anything I have written here is a lie
What areas do you feel are in need of development?
Everything
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
Unless you are happy to be constantly monitored by the Arabic department and sacked a ticket a moments notice then don't work here.
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Overall rating 
 
3.4
Overall Quality of Teaching 
 
4.0
Quality of School Leadership 
 
3.0
School Facilities 
 
3.0
Computer and ICT Provision 
 
3.0
General Happiness of Students 
 
4.0
Sense of Community Within School 
 
4.0
Quality of Canteen Food 
 
2.5
Extra Curricular Opportunities 
 
4.0
Student Behaviour 
 
4.0
Involvement in Wider Community 
 
2.5
Reviewed by No39 September 14, 2013

sherborne

About Me
Teacher
I am a....
Expatriate teacher
I work in....
Secondary
Date joined
August 23, 2012
How many years have you worked at this school?
1
Approximate monthly salary
16500
Years of experience and responsibilities as a reference for the monthly salary
13 years
Other benefits included in the package
  • Accommodation
  • Education for your children
  • Flights to home base
  • Medical insurance
  • Pension contribution
  • Tax free
Salary relative to cost of living in the area
High
Are you paid on time?
Always
Payscale transparency
Good
Competency of management
Good
Business owner ethics (if applicable)
Good
Workload
High
Pressure to get high exam grades (if applicable)
High
Professional development opportunities
Good
Career progression opportunities
Good
Parental Support
Good
Special needs support
Satisfactory
EFL support
Good
Overall job satisfaction
Fully satisfied
As a teacher, what are the major plus points for working here?
Good work life balance.
Students are generally really nice and hard working.
What areas do you feel are in need of development?
local students have poor motivation, poor attendance and produce little work and the school has little power to get rid of them.
What advice would you give to other teachers considering working at this school?
It is fine as a school, but if you have not worked in the middle-east before then make sure you know what you are getting yourself into.
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