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Join us as a Senior Teacher

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As a Senior Teacher at Stafford House, you will work very closely with the Director of Studies, offering full academic support. You will proactively mentor fellow teachers, sharing your knowledge of lesson planning and teaching methods. A tried and tested in-house syllabus is provided.

Start Date: - Contracted work from June – August 2019, depending on location

Salary: - £398.95 for residential or £444.40 non-residential. For non-residential positions at the 3 London centres and Cambridge, please ask about the salary. Accrued holiday pay of 12.07% of total gross pay and Increments awarded

Locations: - Cambridge, Chichester, Edinburgh, London [Bankside, Bloomsbury and Uxbridge], Malvern, Oakham, Woodcote (near Reading) and York

Hours:- 42 hours over 6 days per week

Key responsibilities

  • Be fully conversant with our policies for the welfare and protection of children
  • Teach English to a high standard, following our in-house syllabus, with an emphasis on oral communication
  • Assist with all aspects of academic management, as directed by the DOS
  • Support and mentor teachers, especially newly-qualified teachers
  • Assist with the planning and running of placement tests and classing
  • Attend regular meetings as arranged by the DOS, deputising where necessary
  • Assist with preparing and presenting Group Leader and teacher seminars
  • Carry out administrative tasks e.g. syllabus and materials development (including excursion materials),
  • Organise preparation lessons for Trinity exams if necessary
  • Monitor the use of resources
  • Actively assist in the supervision of sports and/or games or arts and crafts, and social activities
  • Lead students on excursions, ensuring their safety and welfare
  • Provide students with information and encouragement to learn, helping them to make the most from their stay
  • Carry out welfare duties as directed by the Welfare team

Experience and skills


  • Cambridge CELTA or Trinity Cert. TESOL or Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in English or MFL, or equivalent**
  • Degree or equivalent
  • 3 years’ full time teaching experience
  • Be a confident, outgoing and sociable character
  • Demonstrate the ability to adapt to change and be flexible
  • Enjoy working with teenagers and young people from other cultures


  • Cambridge DELTA or Trinity Diploma in TESOL and/or PGCE TEFL/TESOL with experience
  • Previous experience working with/supervising teenagers
  • Previous summer school experience
  • Previous Senior Teacher experience
  • Good IT skills

**Other TEFL qualifications may be acceptable if they have been validated by an external body, include a minimum of 6 hours of supervised teaching practice and 100 hours of input. Please note that one-day, weekend, online and distance learning courses are not considered equivalent.

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Application Details

Personal Details


Please include TEFL qualifications, A-Levels, Diplomas, Degrees, Coaching, Lifeguarding, First Aid. Also, please include name of institution, qualification/subject, awarding body, date and mode of study, e.g University of Edinburgh, BA History, University of Edinburgh, full time 2008-2012 or IH Barcelona, CELTA, Cambridge, full time September 2016

EFL Teaching Experience

(if applicable; calculate up to June 2018). This information will be passed on to the centre

Full Employment History

Please note that in order to process your application, your FULL employment history is required. Please explain/ account for any gaps. We may contact previous employers if you have worked with children or with another summer school organisation. Please also include any voluntary/unpaid work. Please also attach your most recent CV. If this CV includes your full employment history, you may just write 'see attached CV' in this section.

Further Information


Please give the names of two professional referees who can comment on your suitability to work with children. All references will be followed up. • Please include your current or most recent employer. • If you have worked at another summer school within the past three years, please include a referee from this employment. • If you have previously worked with children, please include a referee who can comment on this work. • At least one referee must know you in a professional capacity; the other may know you in an academic capacity or through voluntary work. • References from friends and family are not acceptable. • Please use company email addresses wherever possible.

Reference #1

Reference #2

Applicant Declaration

Please answer ‘yes’ to each statement to confirm your acceptance

Declaration of Suitability to Work with Children

Our Child Protection Policy

Stafford House Summer is committed to providing a safe and comfortable environment for juniors in our care. We achieve this by: • Adhering to safer recruitment of staff practices as per NCSL guidelines • Having clear code of conduct for all staff working at our centres • Adopting child protection policies and procedures as per NSPCC guidelines • Having clearly visible and accessible Anti-Bullying Policy and Student Complaints procedure. Please see our Staff Handbook for full information. Because of the sensitive nature of the duties you will be expected to undertake, you are required to disclose details of any criminal record and a DBS check or Disclosure Scotland may be processed. Disclosure may not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position as only relevant convictions and other information will be taken into account, however you must disclose all convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 by SI 2013 1198). Please visit the following website to read up on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act:

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