EAL Teacher

Gordonstoun is considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious International Summer Schools. Successfully operating for over 40 years it has been providing a safe and happy environment for students to come together to learn, have fun and make friends. It is an exciting summer programme that captures the Gordonstoun philosophy of internationalism and learning through challenge, which leaves the children with a sense not only of who they are - but also of what they are capable of.

EAL Teacher – Summer School


This is an exciting opportunity to work on a prestigious and well established Summer School for children aged 8-16 from approximately 35 nationalities. Gordonstoun has a beautiful campus and staff can take full advantage of the lovely local area. Many of the existing staff return each year and enjoy the courses just as much as the students!

English as an Additional Language Teacher

The Gordonstoun International Summer School (GISS) was founded in 1976 and is now widely recognised as offering one of the world's most prestigious summer programmes. 300 boys and girls from over 40 countries currently attend GISS each year.

Role Overview:

The EAL department is a critical academic course for the Summer School with classes and activities timetabled into the evening and weekends. The age range of the students is 8-16, classes sizes are approximately 6-8 students and are streamed by ability.

The role is responsible to the Head of Studies. The EAL teacher will plan and manage high quality English lessons ensuring students are kept engaged and motivated. Teachers are encouraged to provide their own class plans and to work with the students preferences to some extent. A range of resources is provided and the head of studies will provide support to agree in greater detail how the subject is presented. A comprehensive library of up-to-date teaching resources and equipment is available. WiFi is enabled throughout the campus.

Outside of the classroom activities, this role is also expected to participate in supporting and managing other activities which are part of the summer school, for example taking trips or supervising a recreational activity on site.

Courses (including mandatory staff induction) will run as follows:

Wednesday 3rd July to Monday 29th July 2019

Thursday 11th July to Monday 5th August 2019

Competitive Salary, accommodation and full board are provided.


Applicants must have as a minimum a degree plus an accredited EFL qualification (such as RSA CELTA, DELTA or MA TESOL). At least one year’s EFL teaching experience is required.

Our focus is to ensure that the students have an incredible summer experience; to enable this staff must have the following characteristics:

  • Flexibility
  • Tolerance and patience
  • Compassion & kindness
  • Enthusiasm & ability to create a positive learning environment

As part of Gordonstoun commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all appointments are subject to child protection screening (PVG) and checks with past employers (2 references).

To apply, please complete an application form and email to the GISS Coordinator or post to GISS, Gordonstoun School, Elgin, Moray, IV305RF. Any queries please contact GISS Coordinator on 01343 837822

Applications by Monday 25th March. (Application form attached)

Skype Interviews during week of 1st April 2019

Click here to download application form