Residential EFL Teachers - Summer School

Applicants with the appropriate legal status for employment in the European Union preferred
  • Deadline:
  • United Kingdom: Oxford, Bournemouth.
  • Summer Boarding Courses Ltd
  • Experience: 1 YEAR
  • Positions: 20
  • Degree Required
  • Short Term/Summer job, Residential

Job Summary


In 2020 we will be running summer schools in Oxford and Bournemouth and are looking for Residential EFL Teachers to join the team.

SBC is the first and only multicentre summer school provider to be awarded 15 out of 15 areas of strength in a British Council inspection, making us one of the foremost course providers in the UK.

Positions available from July to end of August.

Salary is £550 per week

Details of Position

Summer Boarding Courses is a high-quality British Council accredited International Summer School operator, providing students with a British boarding school and Oxford college experience.
In 2018, The British Council awarded SBC the maximum number of Strengths in the 15 areas it assesses. As a result, SBC became the first and only multicentre summer school provider to be awarded 15 out of 15 areas of strength in a full inspection, thereby confirming us as one of the foremost course providers in the UK.

We are currently recruiting for the following courses at our SUMMER SCHOOLS:

General English
Introduction to STEM
Introduction to Business
Introduction to International Relations

All Teachers work a 13-session week, with a session being either a morning, afternoon or evening. These 13 sessions are made up of six academic sessions (i.e. a morning or afternoon of teaching), and includes one preparation session, as well as seven non-academic sessions, such as in the social programme, pastoral programme and/or excursions (e.g). 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 receive one full day off per week.

Teach lessons using the SBC syllabus and other appropriate materials
Prepare and keep class lists, records of work, class registers and prepare reports
Attend to the individual needs of students to ensure that maximum benefit is gained from their time with SBC
Manage the classroom behaviour effectively and ensure all students participate
Attend teacher and meetings as requested by the summer school management
Be observed by the Director of Studies and if necessary, the Academic Manager
Engage fully in the activity programme, leading, assisting and taking part in activities
Lead groups of students on excursions, following pre-planned itineraries
Ensure that the students are safe and engaged in the activity or 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;
Support House Parent when doing the allocated days 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;
Engage with the students outside of classes and assigned activity sessions in a friendly and professional manner.


In accordance with the British Council accreditation scheme, all SBC Teachers must possess the required qualifications outlined below.

Educated to degree level or above
Trinity CertTESOL or CELTA, and/or Primary QTS or PGCE in English/Modern Languages with ELT/TESOL subsidiary
1+ year's professional teaching experience in the subject (or topics covered in the syllabus)
Passion for working with young learners

Previous residential summer school experience;
Experience of leading students in an extracurricular capacity;
An interest in sports / arts & crafts / music / drama;
First Aid, Life Guard and any sporting qualifications advantageous.

Please note; as a large part of the teaching role is spent engaging and leading students outside the classroom and in the Activity & Social Programme, applicants who can discuss their suitability in these areas will be at an advantage.

Salary and Benefits

Teachers receive:
£550 per week*
Paid Enhanced DBS Check
Experienced and supportive Director of Studies
Online safeguarding training
Extensive, paid, on-site training prior to student arrival
Professional, fun and supportive environment
Opportunities for progression

Due to the expected high volume of applicants only applications suiting the needs and requirements of the post can be contacted. Thank you for your understanding.

SBC Oxford Summer School - Students aged 8 to 12: 10th July to 10th August 2020
SBC Canford Summer School - Students aged 11 to 15: 3rd July to 10th August 2020*
Headington Oxford Summer School - Students aged 13 to 16: 10th July to 24th August 2020*
* A small number of shorter contracts are available

The above dates include 3 days paid induction and training. Please refer to our website for further information about SBC.

We will require the details of two recent and relevant referees who we will contact.
Any gaps in your CV will be enquired about and must be explained satisfactorily.
You will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously called a Criminal Records Bureau check), and equivalent if living outside the UK, and you will be asked to sign the Children Act 1989 declaration safeguarding the welfare of children, and state that you have no known reason why you cannot work with children.
Official identification and certificates (either originals or certified copies) will be required for our records.

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 Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to.

*Further details of additional allowances and benefits and details of how SBC deals with holiday entitled will be provided at job offer.

Please note we can only consider applicants who are already eligible to work in the United Kingdom

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