More frustrated state school leaders will consider jumping ship to international private schools in the light of funding cuts and policy changes, an education consultant has predicted.
Russell Speirs, CEO and founder of RSAcademics, which operates recruitment services for heads and teachers, believes the pressures in UK state schools will make international postings look “shinier”.
Speaking at the Westminster Education Forum on UK education abroad, he said: “We think there will be an increase in demand from people in the maintained sector because of the disgruntlement with the profession in the UK.
“There are some real challenges in terms of funding for British schools in the state sector and constant changes make it, I think, very frustrating for a lot of people working in the state sector in the UK.
"This will make the attraction of an international posting a little bit shinier.”