EFL Teachers - Summer School

Deadline: Mon 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline: Mon 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT
  • United Kingdom, CR2 6YT
  • Whitgift Summer School
  • Experience: 2 YEARS
  • Positions: 10
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job

Job Summary

Whitgift is a leading independent school on the outskirts of London set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site. We are looking for a team of inspirational and dynamic EFL teachers who have a passion for student-centred teaching and learning, as well as a creative approach to lessons, to teach English as a Foreign Language and related subjects at our 2018 Summer School. The salary is £545 per week plus holiday pay.

Details of Position

The Whitgift Summer School, with its innovative and exciting English language course and activities, both involving native speaking students, is designed to appeal to girls and boys aged 11-17 from all over the world.
Whitgift Summer School runs for 6 weeks from 8 July-19 August 2018. New staff induction days and summer school set up take place on 5, 6 & 7 July 2018. Although applicants who have full availability throughout this period are prioritised, applications for shorter periods may be considered. Therefore, if you are unable to work for the entire 6 weeks, please state this clearly within the additional information section of the application form and provide reasons.
As an EFL teacher you will need to have a passion for teaching as well as an imaginative and creative approach, with a focus on student-centred learning. You will be able to deliver engaging and inspiring teaching and learning using up to date resources. The ability to successfully integrate international students with native speaking students is essential.
Teachers at the summer school report to the Director of Studies and, in addition to teaching responsibilities, have an integral role in assisting with airport transfers.
Teachers will work a six day week with Saturday being the day off. Core working hours are expected to be 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Thursday and 8:00am to 7:30pm on a Friday. Hours on a Sunday are variable and based on students' flight arrival and departure times. The week includes 23 hours contact teaching time. Lesson planning and administration tasks may need to be completed outside these times. On Friday, the hours are longer as you are required to attend the leavers graduation ceremony. In addition, you must be available to assist with student management during other peak times during the Summer School as and when required.
Lesson Planning
* Plan well-structured, well-paced, varied, innovative and enjoyable student-centred General English, Exam English and project-based lessons. Schemes of work and a variety of resources, including a morning class course book and teacher's book will be provided to assist with planning
* Plan relevant and engaging activities based on your students' individual learning needs and exciting afternoon project based lessons which integrate native-speaking Student Hosts.
* Deliver lessons that give opportunities to develop our learners' language skills, increase their lexical range, build their confidence, accuracy, and fluency when speaking English and give them an insight into popular English culture whilst sharing and celebrating their own cultural backgrounds and differences
* Teach in an inclusive, motivational and inspirational way, promoting good conduct at all times, ensuring a high quality of provision; in response to learners' needs
* Create a positive learning environment in which every single student can learn and feel empowered to make real progress both inside and outside the classroom
* Integrate native speaking student hosts in English in Action lessons and ensure that both sets of students benefit fully from the opportunities to work together
* Attend the end of week graduation ceremony to present certificates and reports to leaving students
Monitoring & Assessment
* Make sure students are studying at the correct level and to undertake weekly progress checks in order to ensure students' English is improving
* Provide evidence of students' progress and to maximise every student's potential to learn
Academic Administration
* Undertake all required administration and paperwork related to the academic programme such as lesson plans, assessment documentation, reports, and class registers, so as to provide evidence of quality teaching, inform stakeholders of students' achievements and progress and be compliant with requirements of the Summer School
* Write weekly student progress reports and end of course reports
Behaviour management
* Manage students' behaviour and conduct, and deal with any incidents that may arise, in order to provide a safe and positive and harmonious learning environment and to uphold the good name of Whitgift School
* Be constantly mindful of students' attitude, performance and conduct in order to ensure their physical and emotional well-being and to inform the Welfare Manager or Course Director of any concerns
Airport Transfers
* Undertake airport transfers warmly and positively and follow all timings accurately
* Provide a competent and professional meeting and departure service of the highest quality and with minimal waiting times
* Remain flexible, contactable and responsive at all times during airport transfers
Meetings & Training
* Attend and contribute to daily course related meetings with the Director of Studies
* Attend and contribute to weekly all-staff meetings with the Course Director
* Attend weekly CPD sessions delivered by the Director of Studies


Applicants must have a degree and be CELTA qualified (or equivalent qualification) in EFL with experience in teaching teenagers in this field. Teachers with a DELTA (or equivalent qualification) and/or experience at teaching in a summer school context are particularly welcome to apply. You need to have a high standard of professionalism, be able to work at a fast pace and cope efficiently with record keeping, other administrative duties and airport transfers as well as teaching. Native/near-native competence in spoken and written English is essential

Salary and Benefits

£545 per week (plus holiday pay)
All meals while on duty
Accommodation may be available if required

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