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Joseph

Q1. Where did you move to and when?

I moved back to the UK in September 2018 to start teacher training (school direct salaried route with PGCE)

Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?

I worked in Thailand for 2.5 years. I worked for a private school that followed the Cambridge curriculum. The school had a foreign head teacher and relatively good standards for Thailand (but still a mile off the UK).

Q3. What was your main reason for moving?

I decided I wanted to make a career in teaching and getting qualified in the UK was the logical step.

Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?

Pension scheme, a proper curriculum, actual training, resources and opportunity to progress.

Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?

Eating out every day, the exotic island breaks and the easier working day!

Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?

Teaching in Thailand is great fun but even the better schools are still fairly behind on education, it is however an enjoyable profession. Don't make the mistake of thinking any experience in Thailand means you could then do it in the UK.

Teaching in the UK is difficult. The hours are long, accountability is high and unless you want to make a change, the profession could easily burn you out.

Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?

Perhaps in a few years to work in a top tier international school.

Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?

Nope.

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