my personal thoughts are: 1) Generally good. Lots of schools are reviewing RE provision, bu it remains compulsory on the school curriculum of all state schools. You need to be flexible though, and be prepared to teach other subjects such as Citizenship and History. 2) Yes. Lots of international schools will teach English National curriculum, GCSE and A'level. 3) Yes. RE and Philosophy A'levels are much more popular than before and many 6th forms are expanding as minimum school age increases. 4) Yes- many people train and work in the state sector for a few years, then work abroad then return to the state or private sector. However, the longer you work abroad, the less employable you become in the state sector.