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Unhealthy working environment
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Johannesburg, Gauteng16 June 2019
This company does not care about the well being of their employees, to them it's about getting as many learners as possible, and making money, even if the resources and facilities do not accommodate the learners. The only people whose voices are heard are those with head office positions, nobody else matters. Their 'so-called American curriculum' is non-existent. Teachers have to source out a lot of their learning and teaching material which is not included in a teacher's salary. Teachers are not given time during working hours to prepare any work, therefore it means that a teacher must work outside of 9 hours as well as on weekends and school holidays which is unfair and unhealthy. They do not care about the future of South African children, this is just a money-making scheme. Many of these schools shouldn't even be operating based on health and safety standards. It's organisations like SPARK Schools that destroy our youth and kill the passion within our teachers.
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A growing, nurturing but sometimes demanding school network
Literacy Teacher (Current Employee) –  Johannesburg, Gauteng20 March 2019
Working at Spark is generally positive and you'll find the positive attitudes infectious. The schools strive to implement a unique blend of flipped classroom models, learning modalities and professional development.
The culture and focus on emotional growth is superb, however the schools are structured more to serve learners than teachers.
Striking that balance is something they should work on for the future to address the quick turnover rates of teachers who cannot cope with the adjustment.
Pros
Excellent opportunities for growth and learning, high energy and nurturing environment, clear and involved management teams
Cons
Hours longer than usual for primary schools, work/life balance may be difficult to attain, lots of change to adapt to very quickly
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Goal Oriented place of work
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Bramley, Gauteng10 August 2017
It is a school introducing a peculiar way of learning for the coming generations. I've learnt hard work, diligence, implementing new ideas and working at a fast pace.
Pros
Private School
Cons
Long hours
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Intense focus on scholar safety and academic achievement.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Maboneng29 September 2016
Long hours but the work pays off at the end when the efforts put in have impressive results. Strong team work and great team spirit.
Pros
Teaching, ease of following material, growth potential
Cons
Long hours, lack of teacher focus
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