Hi there, I'm currently teaching English in Thailand and have been for the past 2 years now. I really enjoy so many aspects of teaching, but for many reasons I've always thought of the idea of teaching in England to be out of the question. I have a degree in English lit and creative writing so as far as I can tell that limits me to teaching English (although if I'm wrong do tell), so if I were to come back and get a PGCE it would be for teaching English. Thus the question in the title. What I really want to know is the detail of everything; how much pointless paperwork do you have to put up with? Exactly how many hours of marking do you end up doing a week? How much freedom do you have in designing your own lessons? What is the curriculum like? Obviously much of this would depend upon the school, but if you can give any examples that would be good as well. As a side note if you know anywhere else to find this kind of information that would be useful, google searching anything to do with teaching english just turns up TEFL results. I'm generally aware that teaching in England these days is a pretty gruelling job, but it's hard to really know how bad it is until you have the details, so thanks for your help.