The Summer Study course caters for International students who test at Upper Intermediate and Advanced level of English, and covers subjects including History, Geography, Creative Writing, Science and British Culture.
Teachers will deliver 15 hours teaching per week to multinational students. Teachers will also be involved in the activity and excursion programme, 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, while the other 8 are spent helping with the activities programme or on excursions. In addition to this are pastoral duties, which involve working with our House Parents to ensure the safety and well-being 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 out of the classroom, so it is important teaching staff are enthusiastic and ready to actively engage in all aspects of the summer school programme. All teachers will usually receive at least one full day off per week.
The teachers report directly to the Director of Studies and must:
- Teach, as directed by Director of Studies, using the SBC Summer Study syllabus and other appropriate materials
- Assist the Director of Studies in testing students on their arrival
- 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 Summer Study Course
- Manage the classroom behaviour effectively and ensure the students participate
- Attend scheduled meetings teaching workshops as requested
- Agree to be observed by the Director of Studies
Activity Programme Duties
Much of your time working as a teacher with SBC is spent outside of lessons. In this way, you perform a dual role of teacher and activity leader and as such your activity duties are:
- To lead or supervise students through the Activity & Social Programme including leading activity sessions and working as part of a team to deliver social events
- To lead a group of students on an excursion, following pre-prepared itineraries
- When required assist in activity preparations
- Ensure that the students are safe at all times during an activity or on an excursion
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
- Supporting the House Parent when doing house duty, including escorting students to their boarding houses and supervise while in the houses.
- Wake up and lights out duties when supporting the House Parent
- Help ensure that the students to not breach the rules of the school
- Assist at anytime, 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
- Formal teaching qualifications are necessary, and in this case can either be through a BEd Primary / Primary PGCE / or CELTA / Trinity CertTESOL Certificate with experience in teaching the subjects covered in the Summer Study Syllabus (qualifications must be in line with the British Council guidelines)
- Previous professional teaching experience
- A passion for working with young learners.
Would certainly help…
- Previous residential summer school experience.
- Summer Study Teachers will most certainly require a good sense of fun!
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.