(Summer School) EFL Teachers

Deadline: Fri 04 Feb 2022 00:00:00 UTC
  • Deadline: Fri 04 Feb 2022 00:00:00 UTC
  • United Kingdom: CR2 6YT.
  • Whitgift Summer School
  • Experience: NOT APPLICABLE
  • Positions: 12
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job

Job Summary

Whitgift School, a leading independent school on the outskirts of London, are looking for a team of inspirational and dynamic EFL teachers for their Summer School. The successful applicants should have a passion for student-centred teaching and learning as well as a creative approach to lessons.

Earn £600 per week*

*Basic weekly salary plus accrued holiday pay

The course dates are 7 July - 21 August 2022.

Details of Position

Whitgift is a leading independent school on the outskirts of London set in an attractive 45-acre parkland site. During the summer holidays Whitgift runs its own summer school for international students, utilising all its fantastic facilities. The summer school provides an innovative and exciting English language course and activities, both involving native speaking students, which is designed to appeal to girls and boys aged 11-16 from all over the world.

Job Summary
We are seeking to appoint a number of inspirational EFL teachers to teach English as a Foreign Language and related subjects at our 2022 summer school. 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.


Lesson Planning
- Plan well-structured, well-paced, varied, innovative and enjoyable student-centred
General English, British Culture, and project-based lessons. Schemes of work and a
variety of resources, including a morning class course book and teachers 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
- 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 English speaking student hosts in Progressive Skills 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 students 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, 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
- Contribute to a blog post on the Short Courses website

Behaviour management
- Manage students behaviour and conduct, and deal with any incidents that may arise, in
order to provide a safe, positive and harmonious learning environment and to uphold the
good name of Whitgift School
- Maintain a pleasant, calm and positive atmosphere over breaktimes and ensure that
activities and resources are available in the breakrooms and playground, and that these
areas remain tidy and clean throughout the day

- 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 and contribute to weekly CPD sessions delivered by the Director of Studies

Returning Teachers
Returning teachers to the summer school are expected to use their experience and knowledge of the programme gained in previous years to assist teachers who are working for their first summer at the school wherever possible

A full job description can be found on our website.

Induction Training
Our summer school will run for 6 weeks from Sunday 10 July to Sunday 21 August 2022 with new staff induction days and summer school set up on 7, 8 and 9 July 2022.

How to apply
To apply for a position at Whitgift Summer School please follow the below link to our website and complete the online application form. Here you will also find a full job description. To be considered for a position you must complete an online form. We are sorry, but we cannot accept CVs.


You will have a university degree and be CELTA qualified (or equivalent qualification) with experience in teaching teenagers in this field. Teachers with a DELTA (or equivalent qualification) 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. 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 lessons using up to date resources and involving English-speaking students, a real point of difference for Whitgift Summer School. Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.

Salary and Benefits

Earn £600 per week*
*Basic weekly salary plus accrued holiday pay

All meals provided whilst on duty
Accommodation may be available if required

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.

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