I heard that most international schools give really good discounts on school fees to teachers who educate their child in the school.
I am married to a Thai lady and have also taken on her son as my own, although legally my only relation to him is that he is my wife's son.
I was just wondering if he would still be eligible for the discount.
Also, if anyone has an idea as to the amount of discount available, that would be interesting.
Some are free.
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Those who get the discounts are generally foreign hire fully qualified teachers. If you arent that you have to beg. My problem is I have twins. Double the fees.
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depends on school.
Some will give free tuition, some will give heavily discounted. If the kids don't speak English well you might have to pay for ESL support.
I'm in similar position to you re: wife's kid. He gets full, free tuition at the intl. school I work at. At some schools this is also open to ESL / EAL taechers. As KW says, depends on the school. Do some research.
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I'm doing my PGCE this year, with a view to working in an international school next year. So I guess it's a good idea to ask about tuition fee discounts at interview. Is there any other advice regarding the recruitment process that you could give me?
Not to dash your hopes but. They are looking for people with experience, you I think will have to work in Britain first. Sorry,
That might be true aging one, but a little bit of encouragement never hurt anybody.
To be honest, if noone gives me a job, then they'll probably be doing me a favour in forcing me to stay in the UK and complete my QTS status, which I'll need should I f**k things up in Thailand and have to come back and teach in the UK.
We'll see what happens though, I'll keep you posted.
I admire your initiative, and hope you do pull it off.
very true - depends on the school... I teach at an international school - one of the teachers is married to a Thai lady, they have one child together and she has a child from a previous relationship: their "shared" child gets full tuition provided free of charge, the school will not even consider the other child as part of the family as he is not related by blood to the teacher...I'm in similar position to you re: wife's kid. He gets full, free tuition at the intl. school I work at. At some schools this is also open to ESL / EAL taechers. As KW says, depends on the school.
i.e. agreed - do some research.
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Cheers music, that's good to know.
When I get back to Thailand, I'm going to legally adopt my wife's son.
Do you think schools will view that as good as a blood relationship?
You pay the bills you are the dad, its pretty easy with kids here.