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.
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
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:
333 Banbury Road