Thu Jun 21 19:28:50 GMT+00:00 2018

Summer School Teachers - Residential

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline:
  • United Kingdom, Oxford, Bournemouth
  • Summer Boarding Courses Ltd
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 5
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary

SBC Teachers receive £500 per week, 3 day induction, weekly CPD sessions, uniforms, all meals and on-site accommodation. We are looking for talented teachers for our GENERAL ENGLISH teaching vacancies.
Teaching staff will be based at one of our British Council accredited residential summer courses in Oxford and Bournemouth.

Details of Position

Summer Boarding Courses is a quality British Council accredited International Summer School operator, providing students with a British boarding school and Oxford college experience. In 2017 we welcomed students from over 100 countries.

This summer SBC will welcome students to 3 summer schools and 2 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 the following courses at our SUMMER SCHOOLS:
General English

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.

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 days 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, 13th July to 13th August 2018
Dukes International Summer School - Students aged 11 to 15, 6th July to 13th August 2018*
Headington Oxford Summer School - Students aged 13 to 16, 12th July to 20th August 2018*
* 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

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.

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.

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 Childrens Act 1989 declaration safeguarding the welfare of children, and state that you have no known reason why you cannot work with children.
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.

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