EAL Teacher, Gordonstoun Elgin

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

GordonstounGordonstoun Elgin

Date posted:
Start date: July 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive with board and lodging provided
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


This is an exciting opportunity to work on 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!

Course I: 3rd July – 29th July /  Course II: 11th July – 5th August

Salary: Competitive with Board and lodging provided.

Apply by 5 pm, Monday 25th March 2019.  

English as an Additional Language Teacher

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. 

Role Overview:

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 role is responsible to the Head of Studies.  The EAL teacher will plan and manage high quality English lessons ensuring students are kept engaged and motivated.  Teachers are encouraged to provide their own class plans and to work with the students preferences to some extent.  A range of resources is provided and the head of studies will provide support to agree in greater detail how the subject is presented. A comprehensive library of up-to-date teaching resources and equipment is available. WiFi is enabled throughout the campus.

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.

Courses (including mandatory staff induction) will run as follows:  

Wednesday 3rd July to Monday 29th July 2019   

Thursday 11th July to Monday 5th August 2019

Competitive Salary, accommodation and full board are provided.


Applicants must have as a minimum a degree plus an accredited EFL qualification (such as RSA CELTA, DELTA or MA TESOL).  At least one year’s EFL teaching experience is required.  

Our focus is to ensure that the students have an incredible summer experience; to enable this staff must have the following characteristics:

• Flexibility

• Tolerance and patience

• Compassion & kindness

• Enthusiasm & ability to create a positive learning environment

As part of Gordonstoun commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, all appointments are subject to child protection screening (PVG) and checks with past employers (2 references).

Applications by 5 pm, Monday 25th March.  (Application form attached)

Skype Interviews during week of 1st April 2019

Job location

More about Gordonstoun
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 6 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Elgin, Morayshire, IV30 5RF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1343 837837
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The School
Gordonstoun is known for the wide range of activities that it provides for girls and boys throughout the School's 6-18 age range. It has first-class facilities for these activities which include, in addition to all the normal subjects and...