Director of Studies – Highfield Summer School, Hampshire, UK

Closing date:Expiring soon

Highfield & Brookham SchoolHampshire, UK

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary: £600 per week + £400 pre-course supplement (including 12.07% statutory holiday pay).
Contract term: Temporary
Suitable for NQTs: No

Director of Studies – Highfield Summer School

Highfield School are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced Director of Studies for our 3 week residential language school programme 14th July - 4th August 2018. Students aged 8-15 years. Salary: £600 per week + £400 pre-course supplement (including 12.07% statutory holiday pay). Fun, supportive team, great facilities and beautiful grounds in Liphook, Hampshire.

Highfield School enjoys an outstanding reputation for academic success and feeds the top senior schools in England. The School is set in glorious 175 acre grounds in the Hampshire countryside less than an hour from London and Heathrow Airport. Owned and run by Highfield School, the Summer School provides outstanding English language tuition for approx. 45 overseas students aged 8-15 years, as well as offering a three week taster of all the fun, sports and activities which are part of life in a real English Country Boarding School.

The Director of Studies is a key leadership role in the Summer School. In conjunction with the Director of Boarding & Pastoral Care and the Course Director, the successful candidate will play an integral part in the direction and development of the course. The Director of Studies will have overall responsibility for ensuring the academic quality of the Summer School and ensuring learning objectives are met for each student. The Director of Studies is also responsible for managing the EFL teachers, monitoring and appraising their performance.

The post holder must be available to work from Monday 9th July to 5th August 2018. As a member of the leadership team, the Director of Studies will also be expected to participate in some meetings and help plan the programme prior to the course. 


We are looking for an exceptional individual who is passionate about teaching English and has a thorough understanding, and several years’ experience, of delivering first rate EFL lessons as well as leading and inspiring a team. Applicants must have native competence in English, a University degree and possess a valid, diploma-level qualification in ELT/TESOL such as a DELTA or PGCE with ELT/TESOL or above. 

The successful applicant will be extremely organised, efficient and able to work in a busy, fast-paced and often challenging environment. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, and experience of managing staff and building effective teams will be advantageous. 

Salary & Benefits: 

The total salary for role is £2200 (£600 per week + £400 pre-course supplement including statutory holiday pay). Accommodation, as well as all meals and refreshments are provided for the duration of the course, and staff are able to enjoy the stunning Highfield grounds and facilities in their spare time when not in use by the school.


Safer Recruitment: We are an I.A.P.S. co-educational Boarding and Day Pre-Prep and Prep School for 520 pupils aged 3 to 13. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants are expected to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Employer Online Service regarding prohibition orders issued by the Secretary of State and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Highfield and Brookham Schools are an Equal Opportunities Employer. If you are not an EU citizen you must have a valid work permit for the UK and provide a Certificate of Good Conduct from your local police force.

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More about Highfield & Brookham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 8 - 13 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Highfield Lane, Liphook, Hampshire, West Sussex, GU30 7LQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1428 728000
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