Before accepting the job as a Year 1 teacher in Central Primary, I visited three other primary schools in England. I had lined up the interviews for the week of my arrival, so the very first morning of living in Watford I set off to visit the first school. For full disclosure I have to admit that I have lived in England before. I spent three years studying for a BA in Development Studies and Politics at SOAS in London. So some of England was familiar to me and therefore the cultural shock was quite mild. Or so I thought.