Head of English as an Additional Language (EAL), Oswestry

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Oswestry SchoolOswestry

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Oswestry School is an independent, co-educational day & boarding school, with a 11-18 senior school of c.350 pupils (130 of whom board) and a 4-11 junior school (Bellan House) of c.120 pupils. The strong ethos of the school is reflected in its fabulous pastoral care and sense of community. The School recently underwent inspection, with an excellent report. As well as providing a fantastic learning and living environment for young people, Oswestry School offers an enjoyable, challenging and rewarding working environment.

Oswestry School is located on the outskirts of its market town on the Welsh borders, with easy access to the great outdoors as well as good links to the local town of Shrewsbury and the cities of Chester, Manchester and Birmingham.

Head of English as an Additional Language (EAL)

Applications are sought for a full-time and experienced EAL teacher to join us, in September 2018 (or January 2019) as Head of EAL. The ability to deliver EAL tuition up to Sixth form is essential. English language teaching qualifications such as TEFL, or CELTA/DELTA, and familiarity with the Cambridge English suite of examinations and the IELTS programme are desirable. 

This is an opportunity to lead and develop a small but busy EAL department that supports a wide range of pupil language levels and academic abilities. In addition, the ability and willingness to deliver training for classroom teachers in strategies to support EAL pupils in day to day lessons would be welcome.

The majority of pupils who benefit from EAL teaching are boarders. It would be desirable for teachers to be flexible in their working hours to accommodate some teaching to these pupils in twilight sessions or on Saturday mornings, with appropriate time off elsewhere in the week.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Miss Alison Sefton, Deputy Head (Academic), on 01691 655711 or email at ahs@oswestryschool.org.uk

Generous fee discounts for staff children, as well as a medical support package and use of facilities, help emphasise that Oswestry School is a community which cares for its employees.

Closing dates for the above position: Tuesday 17 April 2018 at 12 noon

Provisional interview date for the above position: w/b 23 April 2018

The school reserves the right to offer the post at any stage in the appointment process or not to offer the post.

For an application form and job description please contact:

Victoria Barker, Headmaster’s PA, Oswestry School, Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, SY11 2TL

Telephone 01691 655711 or email headmasterspa@oswestryschool.org.uk 

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Charity Registration No. 1079822.


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More about Oswestry School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Upper Brook Street, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2TL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1691 655711
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