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Posted on: 25 March 2012, 23:40:10 PM
Posted by: Not mine
None of my teaching friends want to leave the UK....pay etc they find Singapore very expensive.
Posted on: 24 March 2012, 16:08:07 PM
Posted by: BS seriously

It used to be the case, as I think someone said up-thread, that poor teachers looked to move internationally. It was seen as a job for the very young, inexperienced teacher too as a move away (at least from the UK) was often akin to career suicide on your return.

Things have changed, many good teachers now want to move away from the UK. The power base is shifting to Asia. The UK is not a pleasant place to live at the moment, I'd jump at the chance of a job in Singapore. That's the reason for so many applications, and so many applications mean you are able to select the dedicated, cream of the candidates. Recruiters have enormous choice. This is good news for the school and for prospective parents.







Thank you employee of Dulwich. This is such a load of crap. The number of applications speaks nothing to quality.
Posted on: 24 March 2012, 8:05:29 AM
Posted by: I was surprised

It used to be the case, as I think someone said up-thread, that poor teachers looked to move internationally. It was seen as a job for the very young, inexperienced teacher too as a move away (at least from the UK) was often akin to career suicide on your return.

Things have changed, many good teachers now want to move away from the UK. The power base is shifting to Asia. The UK is not a pleasant place to live at the moment, I'd jump at the chance of a job in Singapore. That's the reason for so many applications, and so many applications mean you are able to select the dedicated, cream of the candidates. Recruiters have enormous choice. This is good news for the school and for prospective parents.





Posted on: 22 March 2012, 14:14:03 PM
Posted by: I was surprised

Dulwich College (Singapore) received well over 1000 applications for 20 teaching positions advertised earlier this year apparently. This is good news as it means the calibre of the teaching staff will likely be very high when it opens in 2014.
Posted on: 21 March 2012, 10:08:00 AM
Posted by: try again
Quote from: Good Grief link=topic=81868.msg1638763#msg1638763 date=1332264212

No Sweetie, good practice should come from the home. 
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You haven't met any devils at home who are utter listening angels in school.
Posted on: 21 March 2012, 1:23:32 AM
Posted by: Good Grief
My child is far from unruly but Dulwich College Beijing was not interested in helping him achieve his potential.  We have had great experiences in other schools especially Taiwan.
Good practice comes from the top.


No Sweetie, good practice should come from the home. 
Posted on: 20 March 2012, 21:00:46 PM
Posted by: disappointed parent
My child is far from unruly but Dulwich College Beijing was not interested in helping him achieve his potential.  We have had great experiences in other schools especially Taiwan.
Good practice comes from the top.
Posted on: 12 March 2012, 7:41:23 AM
Posted by: why oh why
should they put up with unruly kids? perhaps some structure and guidelines would help them to achieve more.
Posted on: 12 March 2012, 7:32:12 AM
Posted by: allarethesame
That's pretty much most international schools. They will make little effort if your child has a special need and they will not put up with kids who are a bit unruly or are not a square peg in a square hole. I've seen it so many times it's unbelievable.
Posted on: 11 March 2012, 15:00:35 PM
Posted by: disappointed parent
Our disappointment is across many areas not just on the money side.
DCBeijing gives the impression that it has a caring community based on a fantastic philosophy.  The reality is very different.
Parents concerns are not listened to and as a parent, the school tries to make the problem mine and not theirs.  Is this normal in British schools?
Posted on: 07 March 2012, 8:10:46 AM
Posted by: sameheretoo
PP

I am afraid it is like that at most schools here too. They are more interested in your $ than actually teaching your child.
Posted on: 06 March 2012, 22:54:17 PM
Posted by: disappointed parent
My experience in Dulwich College Beijing has not been a happy one.
I would not enrol in any other Dulwich Colleges because of this experience.
If your child has additional needs, please look somewhere else.
Dulwich Colleges in Asia are business franchises first and for most, your money matters before your child!
Very disappointed in all aspects of the school especially management.
Posted on: 19 February 2012, 21:35:02 PM
Posted by: Movingtosing
My child went to one of the dulwich colleges.   Selective, hardly.  English requirements seemed to be easily waived and the test was very easy.
Posted on: 05 January 2012, 6:37:50 AM
Posted by: Thought they did
Thought they did IB
Posted on: 04 January 2012, 11:51:02 AM
Posted by: LateOpening
Their website says they will open by 2014 latest which is different from the newspaper stories last month which said they will open some Years in Sep 2012. Also their website shows no signs of active admissions having begun (just mentions seminars for parents throughout 2012 blah blah) and nobody answers the phone. If the delay is confirmed then this is disappointing for parents currently  faced with long waitlists at Tanglin, as Dulwich at least has the prospect of being a viable alternative or those seeking a full UK curriculum.
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