EAL (English as an Additional Language) Teacher Vacancy
This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Teacher at 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!
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.
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 EAL teacher will plan and manage high quality English lessons ensuring students are kept engaged and motivated. 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.
The Job Description and Person Specification is available here.
Applicants must have as a minimum a Degree plus an accredited EFL qualification (such as RSA CELTA, DELTA or MA TESOL). It is also essential to have a least one year’s EFL previous teaching experience.
Our focus is to ensure that the students have an incredible summer experience so to ensure of this all applicants must have the following characteristics: • Flexibility • Tolerance and patience • Compassion & kindness • Enthusiasm & ability to create a positive learning environment
Further information regarding GISS is here. We offer a competitive salary with accommodation on site provided.
As part of the Gordonstoun commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all appointments will be subject to satisfactory receipt of two references from previous employers and receipt of a satisfactory enhanced PVG check.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 1200hrs on Monday 24 February 2020.
Interviews will be held w/b 2 March 2020 (by Skype/Facetime)
CVs will only be accepted if a full application form is also completed.
Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.