More teachers left the UK to teach than qualified to become teachers through PGCE in 2014

Published on 29th September, 2015 by Owen Richards. Published in For Candidates / TIC News

Andrew Wigford gives his insight into the latest figures

TIC’s Managing Director, Andrew Wigford was interviewed for a news story in the UK’s Schools Week, an online education update. The story highlighted the popularity of British teachers choosing to work internationally and said that more teachers left the UK last year (2014) than gained qualified teaching status through PGCE.

“There is a momentum,” said Andrew in the news story. “Lots of teachers know people who are teaching abroad. Teachers are also looking at these schools in terms of career development, which is normally much faster,” he added.

When asked by Schools Week if international schools paid better, Andrew said: “Not always but the money goes further – accommodation is usually paid for, some salaries are tax-free, and the cost of living is usually cheaper,” he explained.

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Owen Richards

Owen works in media relations and marketing. His main focus is working with the press on features about teachers who have moved overseas to teach internationally.