• United Kingdom, SE9 2UG
  • St Andrew's College Language Schools Ltd
  • Experience: ENTRY LEVEL
  • Positions: 15
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Details of Position

English Language Teacher Avery Hill
Job Description Summer 2017
St Andrew’s College Language School teachers are responsible for the planning and teaching of effective EFL classes to 12-17-year-old students. They must also undertake related administrative tasks and welfare responsibilities.
The number of teaching hours may vary according to the needs of the campus.
SALARY: £489.75 per week
Teachers’ hours are spread over a 35 hour, working week. Student contact hours will normally be 30 hours per week. Administration (e.g. meetings, updating records of work, etc.) and lesson preparation time, is included within the 35 hour contract week.
Timetable for Avery Hill: In Avery Hill, we will teach two x 2.5-hour teaching sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, Monday to Saturday. The students will be divided into two separate timetables. They will either be taught on MON, WED & FRI or TUE, THU & SAT. Each teaching session will be split into two halves (usually a 30-minute break*). In essence you will teach 4 x 1.25 hour lessons each day.
*On Sundays and in the evenings, there will be students requiring additional lessons due to flight times. Therefore, teachers may have their 35 hours timetabled over 6 days, including a Sunday.
There may be the opportunity of overtime at the Director of Studies or Academic Managers discretion at some points during the contract. This may be in the afternoons, evenings or at the weekend.
Support and Materials
St Andrew's College Language School’s Teachers are provided with teaching support, including a syllabus with course book (to be used as a course structure), and a Teacher’s Handbook which outlines our Teaching and Learning guidelines. In addition, a range of supplementary resources and a variety of teaching materials are provided.
in 2017, St Andrew's College Language Schools will have appx 8 campuses running simultaneously. With this in mind, we have developed an online Teaching and Learning ‘Shared Drive’, where resources, timetables, attendance etc. can all be kept and updated in real time. It is part of your job description to use ‘the shared drive’ both as a tool and as an administrative duty.
All staff receive an electronic company handbook, complete with company policies.
Teachers will also attend a face to face induction covering Teaching and Learning expectations, Child Protection and Safeguarding and company Health and Safety guidelines. Both the induction and the work afterwards (if applicable) are paid.
On the application form, you will be required to declare any criminal convictions and your eligibility to work in the UK. To work with St Andrew's College Language Schools, you must provide a Disclosure Scotland, PVG certificate, (to work in Scotland)/DBS (to work in England). If you have been working abroad continuously, you must provide the equivalent 'police check' from that country. All disclosures are payable by the employee and must be dated within the past 12 months.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Teacher of English: Reports to: Director of Studies / Academic Manager / Senior Teacher (on Campus)
Welfare, Safeguarding and Health and Safety
a) To have read and understood the staff handbook and be fully conversant with our policies for the welfare and protection of students. At all times whilst on duty, staff are responsible for the care, welfare and safety of students.
b) Ensure that all St Andrew’s College Language Schools Health & Safety policies are implemented and monitored.
c) Be able to name and identify the First Aid people and follow the First Aid policies on the campus.
d) Be familiar with and ready to implement the Emergency Action Plan.
e) Be familiar with and ready to follow the Fire Safety regulations.
f) Know/follow and share the ‘campus rules’ with the students.
g) Know who to talk to and have the contact details of the relevant people in the company and on the campus regarding any concerns with the above.
Teaching and Learning
1) Plan, prepare and teach English Language Lessons that are relevant and appropriate to the students learning needs, interests and culture, whilst following the St Andrew’s College Language schools, summer school educational program.
● Be responsible for the students’ books.
● Make the most of the students’ books content (where relevant).
● Work with your teaching colleagues to share experience and knowledge, and enhance the core curriculum.
● Include in lessons, strategies for independent learning both inside and outside the classroom.
● Deliver student centered lessons with a strong emphasis to practice and improve oral communication.
● Ensure students know what they are learning and why they are learning it.
● Have students record their learning achievements in their books.
● Use any materials/provide information to students that St. Andrew’s College Language School deem ‘essential’.
● Be willing to try new approaches in lessons and utilise the potential of the resources in the classrooms.
● Be responsible for the resources provided to you and return them at the end of your teaching contract.
● Be prepared for and ready to adapt to new students, making sure that continuous enrolment is taken into consideration and that new students are welcomed and introduced into classes.
● Show initiative, take responsibility and set a good example for students both in and outside the classroom. Corridor safety, walking your class to venues etc.
● Foster a safe and positive atmosphere for both students and colleagues.
2) Assist in the running of the Student Placement Test as directed.
● Provide a clear guide to students as of how to take the placement test.
● Monitor placement tests professionally.
● Mark placement tests efficiently.
● Teach ‘holding classes’ while placement tests are being marked, using the provided St Andrew's College teaching materials.
3) Complete documentation and proper records as required.
● Take the online class register within the first ten minutes of class.
● Document anything of concern on the online class register.
● Write up an online lesson Log after each class.
● Complete Risk Assessment Forms for ‘out of class’ lessons.
● Any other paperwork that may be required due to changing circumstances.
4) Be formally observed teaching by the Director of Studies/ Academic Manager or Senior Teacher (at least once per contract)
● Be observed by a visiting British Council Inspector (if asked to during an inspection)
● Provide a detailed lesson plan for this occasion
● Attend the agreed feedback session.
5) Attend meetings as arranged by the Director of Studies/Academic Manager.
● Daily meeting for everyday updates.
● Weekly meeting for whole team feedback.
● Individual meetings if required and for appraisal.
● Focus groups with St Andrew’s College Language School senior management teams.
● Weekly ‘Teacher Training’ sessions.
● Others if required
6) The activity programme is as important as the academic programme, and students have the right to expect an equally high standard of delivery for both aspects.
● Have up to date knowledge of and take an interest in the students’ activity programme/s
● Encourage the involvement of students in activities and events.
● Look at ways in which classroom learning can assist the students with their activity programme and implement them.
7) Take part in the employee appraisal system. Additional feedback may be given at the end of the course.
8) Additional duties as required.


Essential Requirements
● Undergraduate (Level 6) Degree + Cambridge CELTA/Trinity CERT TESOL
or a QTS award if, it is primary level, or secondary level English or Foreign Languages.
● Knowledge of the use of English and the linguistic systems underlying it.
● Excellent communication skills (both written and spoken).
● Flexibility, in both teaching and non-teaching duties, and the ability to work well with other colleagues.
● Awareness of the responsibilities of working with students under 18
● Smart and tidy appearance
Desirable Requirements
● Experience in both the teaching and welfare of students under 18.
● Experience of working with multicultural and multilingual groups

Salary and Benefits

SALARY PER WEEK: - £437 (5 Days) & £52.75 holiday pay per week (Total £489.75 per week) Holiday pay is paid at 12.07% of gross basic pay. Salaries are paid in arrears into a UK bank account every week. Staff do not receive any overtime payment unless this is expressly agreed with the Director of Studies.

Company Details

St Andrew's College Language Schools Ltd
More Company Information
The Pentagon Centre
36 Washington Street
G3 8AZ
United Kingdom
0141 229 0963
0141 226 3944
Click here to visit the St Andrew's College Language Schools Ltd website
Contact person:
Simon McMillan, Director

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