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Teacher of EAL

Whitgift SchoolCroydon

Fixed-Term Contract Part-Time Post from January 2022 – July 2022  

Whitgift is one of Britain’s leading independent day and boarding schools, set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast. We are proud to be able to offer:   

  • A unique, tailor-made education for boys aged 10-18   
  • Beautiful and historic parkland site with outstanding facilities   
  • A record of outstanding academic achievement   
  • Superb facilities for over 40 sports, an exciting performing arts programme and wide range of co-curricular activities   
  • Excellent pastoral care

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic, talented and flexible colleague to teach EAL throughout the School. This will initially be a two term, fixed-term contract, part-time post from January 2022 until the end of the academic year, with the potential to become a permanent position. This role will require the successful applicant to work 3 – 4 days per week but could also be a full-time position for candidates that have the ability to teach another academic subject.  Applicants will:

  • have a degree and be CELTA qualified (or equivalent qualification) ideally with experience in teaching teenagers in this field
  • high standard of professionalism
  • be able to work at a fast pace and cope efficiently with record keeping other administrative duties as well as teaching
  • be flexible around the exact working days

The position is suitable for someone who is new to teaching and looking to challenge themselves academically, for an NQT or for a more experienced candidate. The ability to work as a team is essential and candidates will also need to have good IT skills.

Teachers with a DELTA (or equivalent qualification) and experience at teaching international examinations such as FCE and IELTS are particularly welcome to apply.

The post requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and candidates should expect to work with students on an individual and group basis in order to support their learning. 

Staff will be encouraged to contribute fully to the co-curricular life of the School and this is reflected in the salary offered. A strong commitment to the pastoral and house system is also anticipated.  Accommodation may be available.  Assistance is offered towards removal expenses etc., up to £1,000 in total.

We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to attract staff that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake. 

For further information and an online application form, please visit For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email 

Closing date: Midnight, 5th December 2021 

Applications will be reviewed daily and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. 

Whitgift School (part of the Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Where applicable, applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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