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 fun yet professional manner that ensures that students are happy throughout their stay.
Summer Boarding Courses is looking to recruit enthusiastic and passionate teachers for summer 2017. In addition to teaching English as a foreign language to multinational students, our SBC teachers are also involved in the activity and excursion programmes, residential duties and all tasks associated with summer school.
Hours of Work
All 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 helping with the activities programme or on pastoral duties, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of the students during meals, in break times, in the boarding houses and at night. This breakdown means that the majority of sessions will be spent delivering the non-academic elements of the course, so it is important teaching staff are enthusiastic and ready to actively engage in all aspects of the summer school programme. All teachers will receive one full day off per week.
- Become familiar with the SBC syllabus, materials and resources during induction week
- Assist the Director of Studies in testing students on their arrival and marking test papers
- 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 the English 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
Activity Programme Duties
Teaching staff also play an important role outside of the classroom. During non-teaching sessions teachers are required to:
- Engage fully in the activity 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 day’s 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
- Educated to degree level or equivalent.
- CELTA or Trinity CertTESOL certificate, and/or Primary QTS or PGCE in English/modern languages with ELT/TESOL subsidiary.
- Previous professional teaching experience.
- Passion for working with young learners.
Would certainly help…
- Previous residential summer school experience.
- Experience of leading students in an extracurricular capacity.
- An interest in sports / arts & crafts / music / drama.
Please note; as a large part of the teaching role is spent engaging and leading students outside the classroom and in the activities programme, applicants who can discuss their suitability in these areas will be at an advantage.
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.