SBC teachers are an integral part of a successful summer, and it is often their ability to engage the students both in and out of the classroom in a friendly yet professional manner that ensures students are happy throughout their stay.
Our colleges in Oxford provide high quality academic programmes, giving international students the exceptional opportunity to live and study at an esteemed University of Oxford.
Hours of Work
All College Teachers work a 12 session week, with a session being either a morning, afternoon or evening. These 12 sessions are made up of teaching one of the Morning Elective subjects (5), plus one of the Afternoon Seminars (2). They will also be involved in the excursions (2) and discussion groups revolving around the guest speakers or academic excursions (2), plus one other session which could be an evening social or graduation event (1).
Outside of scheduled sessions teachers will have an awareness of their responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the students during meals, break times, and when in the accommodation areas. All teachers will usually receive one full day off per week.
Teachers report directly to the Director of Studies (DOS) and will –
- Become familiar with the SBC syllabus for their specific subjects, materials and resources during induction period
- 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 particular course
- Continuously assess student, returning marked work and giving feedback
- 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 DOS
- Lead students on excursions following the pre-arranged itinerary
- Assist with running guest speaker sessions and academic excursions
All members of staff have a general duty to care for the students at the college and as such will be expected to carry out the following duties:
- Assist with meal time, break time supervision and student sign-in where required
- Support the College Mentors supervising students in the college accommodation
- Wake up and lights out duties when on weekly house duty
- 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 but professional manner
- To teach General English at Oxford College – BA in languages or a related discipline, Trinity CertTESOL/CELTA certificate, minimum of 3 years post TEFL/ CELTA experience and experience teaching IELTS preparation and/ or Academic English courses.
- To teach IELTS – BA in languages or a related discipline, Trinity CertTESOL/CELTA certificate, minimum of 3 years post TEFL/ CELTA experience and experience teaching IELTS preparation and/ or Academic English courses.
- To teach English Literature and Creative Writing – BA in English or English Literature, Trinity CertTESOL/CELTA certificate, a minimum of 3 years post TEFL qualification and experience teaching Creative Writing and English Literature.
- To teach International Relations – BA in either Business or a language related discipline, Trinity certTESOL/CELTA certificate and/ or PGCE with experience teaching Business Studies, a minimum of 3 years post TEFL/PGCE qualification and experience teaching on Business English courses.
Would certainly help…
- Previous residential summer school experience
- Subject related teaching experience depending on the course (i.e. experience teaching English Literature and Creative Writing, Business, General Studies or Philosophy)
- Experience of leading and organising young people in social events, sports, and/or on excursions
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 Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to. Conditional offers are subject to an enhanced check through the Disclosure and Barring Service and obtaining two satisfactory references, where previous employers are specifically asked about suitability to work with children. A summary of our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available here. Our full Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy is available on request, in all summer school offices and at our Head Office.