Why do so many put up with the wages/awful amoral behaviour of so many international schools? If you have a decent degree/post grad degree in a decent subject (one that would actually get you a decent job outside teaching) and not something Mickey Mouse like history or geography there are plenty of excellent jobs at old school UK privates. I earn just shy of 50k as a classroom teacher (top of our scale), plus joint pension contributions of £1000/month, plus state pension, plus BUPA for family, plus school transport to and from work, plus free meals, plus 75% reduction in school fees for the kids at a proper world class school. Employer treats staff wonderfully, kids are exceptionally behaved and final year classes have many of the brightest of their generation going to top universities. Our SMT would not let anyone from the circuit through the door.