I've been thinking about trying the overseas lifestyle for quite a while - I teach in a small independent school in a nice part of England but I hit the big 50 this year and my pension looks, well, a bit inadequate for a comfortable retirement. The thought of teaching in a warm sunny place is looking even more attractive after teaching for the best part of last term in layers of thermals. But is it me or are there less jobs advertised this year? I want a good package in a good school - somewhere nice to live, flights and medical and free schooling for my son. Advice needed here - is it better to sign up with an agency or should I try my luck with the few jobs advertised on TES?