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Moving to an international school

October 9 @ 10:30 - 11:30

  • Date: October 09, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 – 11:30
  • Cost: TIOB Member Rate – £90, TIOB additional member rate – £45 Non-member Rate – £14
  • Audience: All boarding and teaching staff considering a move internationally
  • Platform: Zoom (online) – webinar

Course Outline:

Moving abroad to teach or work in boarding is an exciting prospect. It may also involve some adjustments. This webinar will explore the implications of moving abroad on family life and career prospects. We will also focus on the practicalities of moving abroad. For example, salaries and tax will be covered as well as what happens if you want to return to the UK.

Our speakers have lived experience of moving overseas from the UK and have also moved between international schools.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the practicalities of moving from one country to another
  • Identify personal challenges of the international move
  • Evaluate the opportunities presented by a move.



Rebecca Jarrett, Head of Boarding at Marlborough College Malaysia

Rebecca entered teaching after completing her MA in Biological Anthropology at Cambridge and her PGCE at Oxford. She was Assistant Boarding Housemistress at Wellington College before taking over her own mixed, sixth form boarding house at LVS Ascot in 2014. She and her husband Tom have both worked closely with BSA, and she has enjoyed writing some of their briefing papers, magazine articles and delivering seminars. In 2019 the family moved to Malaysia where Rebecca took over a senior girls boarding house at Marlborough College just as the pandemic struck! She continues in her role as Housemistress and was recently appointed Head of Boarding.

Rebecca represented Cambridge at lacrosse and hockey, and has coached school hockey, netball and rounders as well as running a variety of activities including a dissection club and teaching art. She has completed several marathons, climbed Kilimanjaro and loves travelling, with a particular passion for Africa. She and Tom have three children and since moving to Malaysia the family have enjoyed extensive travels in South East Asia.


October 9
10:30 - 11:30
Event Category:


TIOB – The Institute of Boarding