There have been a number of references in the TES to the dreadful employment situation for teachers in the UK. Are these just rumours or what? Recently an article said that 17,000 teaching jobs would be lost in the course of the next academic year, with more to follow. Then there was the story about the school advertising two primary jobs. There were more than 500 applicants. Well, to cut a long story short, what are the implications of all this for international schools? Will it make any difference or not?