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What is the best part of working at the company?Benefits offered are great! Pension is great What is the most stressful part about working at the company?My job is not what I am qualified for. Its stressfulWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?School administrators and staff work as a teamWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Stressful as I work with special needs
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I miss working there

What is the best part of working at the company?My co workers were the best people I had to ever deal with What is the most stressful part about working at the company?It was too far away from my homeWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?It's like family, respectful, easy to get along with What is a typical day like for you at the company?Clean classes, clean bathrooms, take out the garbage,
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Highly stressful under paid

Very Stressful Underpaid 1 EA to 4-5 special needs A lot of politics and not so happy co workers Be prepared to be physically hurt everyday by students They can switch you to any school they want whenever
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Good Place to do meaningful work

I work with great people across many disciplines to do meaningful work that has an impact on the community we serve. Really enjoying my time here so far.
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The best 16 years I could ask for, the last two years not so much.

What is the best part of working at the company?I loved my job, my new admin not so much.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Racial tensions between the administration and wasp 🐝 male staffWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work was overloaded with unrealistic expectations
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Absolutely horrible and way too stressful for what is expected

What is the best part of working at the company?Holidays and watching the students succeedWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lack of compassion for staffNo cap for number of special needs students to an EANo update job description for EAsWhat the board says about wellbeing of staff and students is only for students. There is a “no contact” unwritten policy for when staff are off sick or stress leave especially to check on mental being. First hand experienceWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Stressful, crowded, lack of adequate ventilation especially in hot weather. One small floor fan does not help in a classroom when all students are present. Staff are expected to handle disciplinary situations instead of Admin. EAs are used as an Octopus. - too many students to one person. Leaves safety and security in question. EAs are instructed to help students who are no identified. EAs should only be focused on those students with special needs that have been identified.Burn out is huge and so is morale.Leniency is huge because students that harm others are not dealth with. Admin and board turn the tables so that the educator has to prove they were harmed and did what they could to stop student while not touching studentWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Very stressful. Expected to do more than job description states even if it is a very outdated desciption. Board refuses to do a new one. EAs are expected to deal with spec needs students all day long while teacher is “hands off”. Teachers expect - 
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Underpaid. Overworked

The pay does not amount to level of work that’s required. Severely undervalued and underpaid. Overall great experience for new college graduates, not a place for the long run.
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Productive and full of work potential

What is the best part of working at the company?It’s give you the opportunity of freedom and equality.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nothing is stressful here. The teachers and staff all are vet helpful.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work environment is good and caring .everyone culture is appreciated What is a typical day like for you at the company?You go to school 15 min before the school starts and you come back after 15 min the school ends.
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Hi the job is good but to many bosses

I clean drinking fountains and take care of the daycare the kids at the daycare are aways saying high to me and my favorite part of the job is helping them buy cleaning the daycare
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High Expectations

PDSB doesn’t care about special needs kids. They want us to babysit. They don’t care about the kids’ academics at all, it’s not a priority, toileting, safety and dealing with their behaviours is the only thing we’re asked to do. Not to mention, the amount of kids to 1 EA is a joke and how they group children together in one classroom thinking that all these kids are compatible to make the EA’s like easier..administration doesn’t understand the stress it is to deal with some of these kids. Most of them don’t belong in mainstream classrooms yet they’re closing the ASD/DD/etc. classrooms..
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Great Workplace

Peel is a great place to work. The staff are amazing and administration is there to guide you throughout all the challenges that come your way. Working for Peel has been amazing!
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Amazing coworkers, management needs adjusting

This company is reactionary. When trying to be proactive, it is frowned upon and put in a position where it's too late and must react. On the other hand, when media concerns are brought up, they come up with the most extreme option to solve the problem almost to prove a point or to "undo harm" which in return creates more harm. Most admins seem to have gone through a brain washing and become unrecognizable. Students are taught to think critically, however when they stand up for what they believe they are told it's some type of "ism"


Help children of our future


Don't get paid over summer, Christmas break or March break. Low salary - can't cover cost of living
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Communication with HR

Despite I had low expectations from other people saying, I honestly had great experiences with HR to communicating the status of my hiring process. They were very prompt and provided me clear time lines and directions.
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Low pay but rewarding

High stress low pay for teaching assistants. I enjoy making a difference in the childrens lives and thats the best part about my job. Overall a good place to work
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PDSB is the 3rd largest schoolBoard in Canada

PDSB has a drawn- out hiring system, acquiring permanency 1.0 takes approx. 5 yrs.Most staff and administration are very friendly and helpful. Overall good board to work for.


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Maintaining behavioural issues
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Invest your time in a different school board

Does not value EA’s - limited pay- no increases job description from 90’s. Director / higher management know poor work conditions and low pay. Don’t invest in the organization apply to another board where they may value you. PDSB is a joke. Not inclusive of people and needs either.


7 hr job


Under paid, under valued
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Enjoyed working with the students

Learned much from fellow teachers and my department heads; able to help out with various extra curricular activities; enjoyed solid guidance from principal and vice principals


Learning from other staff


Long hours at home preparing lessons and grading papers
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Rewarding and challenging with lots of opportunities to grow

Peel is an excellent workplace that thrives on diversity and professional growth opportunities. Excellent employer. Highly recommend. Hardest part of role was juggling curriculum expectations with classroom demands with work culture of the particular school you are at. Staying focused on your practice is the key to success!
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Poisonous environment

Culture of fear and apathy amongst burnt out staff. Lower expectations for behaviour has resulted in schools that are in chaos and significant increase in violence in school.
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Fun work place depending on school

The Pay isn’t great. If you have a good principal it will make a world of difference. Teachers attitudes make a difference too. It’s similar to any job.
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Overall good schools, teachers and programs

I enjoyed working for the Peel District School Board. I learned a lot from fellow staff and administration about important educational strategies, addressing the needs of all students and valuable teaching approaches.
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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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