Senior Teacher

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  • United Kingdom: London.
  • Kaplan International
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Positions: 1
  • Degree Required

Job Summary

Location: The post is based in KIE London Covent Garden but may require occasional attendance at other sites within the UK.

Reports: This position reports to the Director of Studies.

The Department/team/college: The Senior Teacher assists the Director of Studies in the overall management of the Academic department

Objective: To support the Director of Studies in the development of the teaching team and to ensure students derive the maximum benefit from their course by guiding them.

Details of Position

Main responsibilities and functions

Duties Academic

To assist the DoS with the overall management of the academic department and to deputise for the DoS in his/her absence

To ensure the highest quality of teaching is being delivered

To have a good knowledge of the KIE Teacher Standards and make reference to these for observation feedback, appraisals and other teaching related conversations.

To mentor newly recruited teaching staff and to instruct and support them in the academic and administrative processes of the school

To identify training needs and areas for improvement and to lead staff training and development

To monitor and develop teaching and learning resources to ensure that appropriate materials and supplementary materials are available according to the syllabus.

To teach a variable lesson bank in agreement with the DoS of up to 21 hours per week dependent on time of year and circumstances

Duties Students

To plan and deliver an effective programme of induction for new students including learner training and orientation within the college

To be the primary point of contact in the academic department for all students and endeavour to resolve issues and keep the DoS informed.

To track students progress, offer counselling and raise their awareness of the various possibilities open to them e.g. exam courses, Pathways programmes, UPS.

All members of the school team are responsible for all aspects of our students safeguarding and welfare in conjunction with the wider school and company management teams.

Duties Administrative

To assist the DoS with the administrative processes that support the smooth running of the academic department

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


DELTA or equivalent such as MA TEFL/EFL including observed teaching/Trinity Diploma or International Equivalent.
A bachelors degree as minimum

Work Experience and Knowledge


Experience and strong interest in teacher training and CPD
Experience in teacher observations
Knowledge of British Council and ISI inspection criteria
Experience of teaching exam preparation, EAP, Business English classes
Experience of conducting teacher observations


Academic administration (timetabling etc.)
Teacher recruitment
Experience of line management of teachers

Skills and Competencies


Excellent IT skills
Has a demonstrable interest in technology and an ability to use technology in an educational environment
Demonstrates a high level of customer service practices
Ability to identify suitable areas for training
Excellent time management and organisational skills
Excellent communication skills
High level of self-motivation and pro-activity
Strong training skills and ability to adapt training to suit teachers individual needs and level of knowledge/ motivation


Curriculum /assessment writing
Able to manage performance and development of staff

Special requirements

This post holder is required to have a DBS check.

Disclaimer and Revision Date

This is a non-exhaustive list of the duties of the above role and the person specification of the job holder. The Company reserves the right to amend this document as the needs of the business require.

Revision date for this job description: July 2020


Please apply with a covering letter and CV by Friday 26 July 2019.

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