I left the UK a year ago to join a growing number of teachers who had left for sunnier, Ofsted-free climes. I remember talking to my union rep in the countdown to my departure, she asked if I knew how many had gone for my job. I said the Headteacher received over a thousand applicants for it and I sighed. And I sighed because that’s 1000 teachers who wanted to leave the UK teaching profession. But with constant criticism and degradation of the profession, it isn’t surprising.
There are some definite upsides to teaching internationally especially here in Bangkok but there are also some downsides. I am lucky enough to be part of an amazing community of ex-pat teachers who have shared some of their experiences with me.
One definitive upside is the weather, we all agree that an escape to Ko Samet is possible most weekends and there is…
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