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

Closing date:Expiring soon


Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: d’Overbroeck’s has its own salary scale (above the national scale) and pension scheme
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Department and Context

The EAL department at d’Overbroeck’s is a large, thriving and expanding department, which plays a crucial role in the curriculum of the International School and also for international students in the Sixth Form. The International School recruits students in years 10 and 11, as well as, new for September 2019, a year 9 intake. In all three years EAL is a core element of the curriculum and in year 11 students will take IGCSE exams in English as a Second (and sometimes First) Language. The International School is in a phase of rapid expansion, growing to around 100 students from September 2019 and the EAL department is growing correspondingly.

Departmental Responsibilities

The Head of EAL will have a wide range of responsibilities and duties. The following bullet points are not meant to be exhaustive but indicative.

  • Having primary responsibility for the quality of teaching and learning in EAL throughout the school. 
  • Overseeing and supporting the teaching of the EAL department and supervising the day-to-day work of other members of the department
  • Devising and resourcing the teaching programmes of the department across the whole school
  • Marking tests to assess the levels of English of new and prospective students.
  • Choosing the appropriate public examinations for students to be entered for and submitting exam entries to the School’s exams office
  • Conducting Professional Development Reviews for members of your department

Extra-curricular involvement

All members of staff are expected to support and be involved in the International School’s programme of extra-curricular activities. 

Person specification and qualifications

All applicants will be expected to have a good honours degree and appropriate qualifications (minimum DELTA) and experience in teaching English as an Additional Language. 


Applicants should complete the Form entitled Application for a Teaching Post, and submit this, along with a full Curriculum vitae and covering letter, to HR@doverbroecks.com and a signed copy sent to:

Helena Barron


333 Banbury Road


OX2 7PL 

Job location

More about d’Overbroeck’s
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Independent Sixth Form, The Swan Building, 333 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7PL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1865 688600
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Founded in 1977, d'Overbroeck's is a co-educational independent school for students from age 11 through to the Sixth Form. The school is based in central and north Oxford. Current student numbers stand at around 485.

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