https://www.tes.com/news/let-teachers-work-abroad-solve-retention-crisis Letting teachers work abroad could help to solve the staff-retention crisis, according to the Council of British International Schools (Cobis). Chief executive Colin Bell said a survey by Cobis found that nearly half of teachers in international schools (47 per cent) had previously been dissatisfied with their work at home. Nearly a third of those surveyed, most of whom were British, had been considering leaving teaching altogether when they moved abroad. Giving teachers the opportunity to go overseas was “a way of retaining colleagues within our profession overall”, Mr Bell told the Girls’ Schools Association annual conference today. I am struggling here. I cannot seem to follow this chappie's argument that teachers working abroad can solve Britain's teacher recruitment crisis. Many teachers choose to work abroad to escape Britain's dysfunctional education system and I accept that this keeps them in the teaching profession but not here where their home country desperately needs them. Having tasted life in international schools, many vow never to return to the British system. Is Colin Bell talking a load of old b* llocks or is he trying to convince us that British International Schools are actually benefitting British schools by 'poaching' their staff? I think the latter is probably nearer the truth.