SPARK Schools
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    Teacher in Midrand
    on 20 March 2021
    Overwhelming workload
    Spark schools is a good school. Stressful like any other school, however with this one the main stressful thing is not having time to yourself especially during the week. There are lot of expectations but not time to meet them. You should be at work as early as 7 and knock off as late as 16h00.
    Literacy Teacher in Johannesburg, Gauteng
    on 16 November 2020
    Overworked and underpaid
    A business venture masquerading as a school. They enslave their staff by overworking and underpaying them. A definite micky mouse republic!! If you love yourself , save yourself.
    Teacher in Pretoria, Gauteng
    on 6 August 2020
    Hard work in a ever changing environment
    SPARK is great at marketing themselves to parents and teachers. There are lots of promises made with very little follow through. There is no accountability when things go wrong and blame always gets placed on someone else. It is very difficult to get straight answers and you always get the run around. There is no time for a personal life and family time as you have extremely long working hours and when you are not at school you still have to put in many additional hours in the evening and weekends in order to meet expectations. They use disciplinary threats and policies to get you to abide by their way of doing things. The same rules do not apply to everyone and there are major inconsistencies when it comes to implementing rules. The dress code is extremely strict and unreasonable especially when you are teaching for 8 hours a day. Comfort has no place in a SPARK classroom. There are unrealistic expectations placed on teacher with little valuable support and resources. You are expected to use your own money to meet these expectations. Professional development is offered as a selling point yet is often useless and the time could be used to do the mountains of admin that needs to be completed. The emphasis at SPARK is academic achievement and data not learner centered. Your bonus and increase is based on learners results which often leads to dishonesty and mark adjustments. I would not easily recommend SPARK as an organization to work for and I would never send my child there as the academic pressure is too high for them and does not develop a child holistically.
    Supervisor in Centurion, Gauteng
    on 23 July 2020
    Learning experience
    It's a warm environment and the people are welcoming.You can learn new skills and experience a great feeling of belonging. I love that people don't let you fail, there's always someone ready to lend a helping hand.
    Temporary learnership in Rosebank, Gauteng
    on 28 June 2020
    Happy
    I was very happy to be working there. My co-workers were very informative. I gained alot of experience and skill. It was not stressfull at all for me.

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