Primary Music Magazine Issue 3.2 Summer 2019

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Primary Music Magazine

Issue 3.2 Summer 2019

Songs of Travel

Anna Gower finds out what attracts music teachers to work overseas On 14 May 2018, the Council Of British International Schools presented the initial findings and interim report of a large-scale research project looking at Teacher Supply in British International Schools. The research provided data about why teachers go overseas, how long they stay, why they return, and the quality of their experience. In its introduction the report highlighted “a severe challenge to recruit and retain enough teachers at home and overseas”. Then in June 2018, Schools Week reported that “international schools would have to snap up over half of all the UK trainee teachers over the next ten years to meet their targets.” 14

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