Lure of foreign climes ‘risks a UK headteacher brain drain’

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The lure of foreign climes, set against the crumbling UK education system, could prove too tempting to resist for many leaders, one leading independent headteacher has warned.

Gwen Byrom, who will end her tenure as president of the Girls Schools’ Association this month, says that we are running the risk of a headteacher “brain drain” as more leaders leave the UK for international teaching posts.

Byrom is one of those leaders. She has quit as head of Loughborough High School and is moving to Bangkok to become the founding principal of the Thai capital’s new North London Collegiate School ...

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