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working in the Caribbean

Discussion in 'Teaching overseas' started by sun seeker, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. sun seeker

    sun seeker New commenter

    Hi looking at jobs for headship. Seems decent pay but don't know about schools or cost of living. Any advice would be great. Thanks
     
  2. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Established commenter

  3. kate harvey

    kate harvey New commenter

    Saw the Caymen ad for headteachers this week. It doesn’t include accommodation. Does anyone know roughly how much you would expect to pay for average, clean 2 bed?
     
  4. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Established commenter

    Check the site above
     
  5. 576

    576 Occasional commenter

    Numbeo is great but also google 'Cayman Resident' and search for realtors in Grand Cayman and check their websites to see what there is.
     
  6. 576

    576 Occasional commenter

    Perhaps be more specific - the caribbean is massive and all islands are unique.
     
  7. T0nyGT

    T0nyGT Established commenter

    Generally that side of the world seems to be extremely expensive to live without the wages to match. They attract people who want a paradise but don't consider finances.
     
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  8. dumbbells66

    dumbbells66 Established commenter

    I was offered a job there years ago, and after i worked everything out, i would have been as just badly paid as i was working in the UK....while living in a very expensive part of the world. Make sure you do your sums before committing
     
  9. 576

    576 Occasional commenter

    I worked in govt schools in cayman and once I was settled I was routinely sending £1000 home each month to pay off my UK mortgage. That was whilst also affording holidays in the USA. But it was also a few years ago.
     
  10. tigi

    tigi Occasional commenter

    I have to confess I've never heard a good word said about cayman schools or kids. This isn't personal experience though.
     
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  11. 576

    576 Occasional commenter

    That's the govt schools and they're not great. I don't have personal experience of the private schools there but believe they are much better (less pay but I'm happy with less pay if the job is easier and more enjoyable)
     
  12. sun seeker

    sun seeker New commenter

    Hi thanks all for your comments. What is the actual problems with the schools? I can assume some such as attendance is possibly a problem but what about curriculum, resources, staff attitudes and experience ?
     
  13. sun seeker

    sun seeker New commenter

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