Howard Thomas is the headteacher of the British School of Cordoba, Spain, and has shared his experiences on TES about teaching abroad, and why he's still in Spain, 22 years after his initial move:
" After five years of working in an inner city school in London, I decided to try teaching in Spain. Now, 22 years later, I’m still here and continue to feel motivated, fulfilled and with few regrets.
Unlike the UK, most schools in Spain provide education right through from 3 years-old to sixth form. This leads to enriching experiences for teachers who benefit from being part of a larger team of colleagues from other phases. Naturally, Spanish language and culture courses are compulsory and these are taught by specialist teachers. We base our teaching on the British National Curriculum and have a slightly longer day than in UK schools. We don’t lose out, though, because the school year finishes in June.
The best part of teaching in Spain is the friendly, motivated children.
You can read the full story at TES.com
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