Thu May 25 12:43:12 GMT+00:00 2017

Summer School Teacher

Deadline: Wed 31 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, Oxford and Bournemouth
  • Summer Boarding Courses Ltd
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 5
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Details of Position

Summer Boarding Courses is a high quality British Council accredited International Summer School operator, providing students with a British boarding school and Oxford college experience. In 2016 we welcomed students from over 100 countries.
This summer SBC will welcome students to 3 summer schools and 3 summer colleges. Our experienced management teams, outstanding facilities, comprehensive training and ongoing support mean your summer spent working with us will be a rewarding experience.

SBC teachers are an integral part of a successful summer and it is their ability to engage the students both in and out of the classroom in a fun and professional manner that ensures that students have the most rewarding stay.
We are currently recruiting for General English and specialist courses at our SUMMER SCHOOLS and SUMMER COLLEGES.
For students of all abilities, this course has been specifically designed to further the development of our students’ communicative abilities. Through its topical content, students are encouraged to express their ideas and practise the relevant vocabulary and grammar, helping to increase their confidence in expressing themselves in English.
Our Summer Study course offers a content-based learning approach for higher level students, providing students with the opportunity to develop their English skills through the study of other subjects. Subjects studied include History, Geography, Creative Writing, English Literature and Science and all lessons are taught in English.
An exciting introductory course for aspiring business students with an intermediate level of English or above, this course enables students to learn about the theory of business, as well as marketing and finance. Students will also develop important leadership skills such as team-building, managing projects, independent research and presentation skills.
Teachers work a 13 session week, with a session being either a morning, afternoon or evening. Of these 13 sessions, 5 are spent in the classroom, whilst the other 8 are spent leading activities or on pastoral duties, ensuring the safety and well-being of the students during meals, in break times, in the boarding houses and at night. This breakdown means it is important teaching staff actively engage in all aspects of the summer school programme. All teachers will receive one full day off per week.
The teachers report directly to the management team and must:
• Become familiar with the SBC syllabus, materials and resources during induction week
• Teach lessons using the SBC syllabus and other appropriate materials
• Maintain administrative systems by preparing and keeping class lists, records of work, class registers and preparing certificates and reports
• Attend to the individual needs of the students to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from their chosen course
• Manage the classroom behaviour effectively and ensure all students participate
• Attend meetings as requested by the summer school management
• Attend teacher development workshops
• Be observed by the Director of Studies and if necessary, the Academic Manager
• Engage fully in the social programme, leading, assisting and taking part in activities
• Assist in preparing activities if necessary
• Lead groups of students on excursions, following pre-planned itineraries
• Ensure that the students are safe and engaged in the activity or excursion at all times
All members of staff have a general duty to care for the students at the summer school and as such will be expected to carry out the following duties:
• Assist with meal time and break time supervision when required
• Support House Parent when doing the allocated day’s House Duty, including wake-up, escorting students around the school, supervising students while in the houses and lights-out
• Help ensure that the students do not breach the rules of the school
• Assist at any time, whether on duty or not, with an emergency situation, or where a student is ill or injured
• Engage with the students outside of classes and assigned activity sessions in a friendly and professional manner
SBC Oxford Summer School - Students aged 8 to 12, 14th July to 14th August 2017
Dukes International Summer School - Students aged 12 to 15, 7th July to 14th August 2017*
Headington Oxford Summer School - Students aged 13 to 16, 14th July to 21st August 2017*
* A small number of shorter contracts are available

The above dates include 3 days paid induction and training. Please refer to to our website for further information about SBC.


In accordance with the British Council accreditation scheme, all SBC Teachers must possess the required qualifications outlined below.
• Educated to degree level or above
• Trinity CertTESOL or CELTA, and/or Primary QTS or PGCE in English/modern languages with ELT/TESOL subsidiary
• 1+ year's professional teaching experience
• Passion for working with young learners
• Educated to degree level or above
• Formal teaching qualifications are necessary, and in this case can either be through a BEd Primary / Primary PGCE / or CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL Certificate with experience in teaching the subjects covered in the Summer Study Syllabus.
• 1+ year's professional teaching experience
• Passion for working with young learners
• Educated to degree level or above
• Trinity CertTESOL or CELTA
• 1+ year's professional teaching experience, including experience teaching business
• Passion for working with young learners
• Previous residential summer school experience
• Experience of leading students in an extracurricular capacity
• An interest in sports / arts & crafts / music / drama
• First Aid, Life Guard and any sporting qualifications advantageous.
Please note; as a large part of the teaching role is spent engaging and leading students outside the classroom and in the Activity & Social Programme, applicants who can discuss their suitability in these areas will be at an advantage.

Salary and Benefits

All GENERAL ENGLISH teachers receive £500 per week.
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS and SUMMER STUDY teachers receive £525 per week.
This includes holiday allowance at 12.07% of basic pay, plus accommodation on-site and full board, teachers will receive one full day off per week.
SBC is committed to the support and development of our staff, regular CPD sessions will be made available to summer staff.
***In keeping with SBC Safeguarding procedures, we only accept applications submitted using our PDF application form which can be accessed through our website in the "Work for us" section*
Due to the expected high volume of applicants only applications suiting the needs and requirements of the post can be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.
• We will require the details of two recent and relevant referees who we will contact.
• Any gaps in your CV will be enquired about, and must be explained satisfactorily.
• You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check), or equivalent if living outside the UK, and you will be asked to sign the Children’s Act 1989 declaration safeguarding the welfare of children, and state that you have no known reason why you cannot work with children.
• 2 types of official identification and certificates (either originals or certified copies) will be required for our records.
Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a comprehensive Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to.
**Please note we can only consider applicants who are already eligible to work in the United Kingdom.

Company Details

Summer Boarding Courses Ltd
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Unit E, Home Farm
The Avenue,
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
01943 878518
01943 878518
Click here to visit the Summer Boarding Courses Ltd website
Contact person:
Sam Holderness, Director of Operations

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