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Teacher of EAL (English as an additional language)

St Mary’s C of E Primary SchoolSouthampton

Are you passionate about supporting pupils with the acquisition of early English?

Are you looking for a role where you can focus solely on supporting EAL learners across a school?

Dear colleague,

At St Mary’s Church of England Primary School, we live, work and learn through a shared dedication of striving to be ‘the best versions of ourselves’.

We are a large, popular and fully inclusive primary school situated in the heart of Southampton’s diverse city centre. Over 75% of our pupils speak English as an additional language.

We are looking to appoint a talented EAL teacher who will support our school and community. You will be responsible for implementing a ‘language lab’ at St Mary’s. The language lab will involve teaching pupils in EAL groups with their early acquisition of English language so that they can quickly integrate into their mainstream class.  This is a non-class-based role which will involve working with all teachers and support staff from EYFS to Year 6.

We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with the following skillset:

  • Somebody with an ability to use multi-modal teaching methods to support the retention of newly acquired language.
  • A candidate who ‘thinks outside of the box’ in terms of encouraging parents and families to improve their own English language skills.
  • A commitment to supporting our teaching team with the integration of new arrivals in class, including in-class and out-of-class support.
  • Someone who is able to advise the senior team on pedagogical enhancements to the classroom to support all EAL learners.

This academic year will be one of excitement, change and development.  You will be joining our inner-city school at a pivotal moment.

Application information:

Your interview day is a mutual process aligned to helping you to decide if this is the school to advance your career in. We aim to make the day as supportive as possible. Any questions pre or post application can be sent to Kevin Brown, our school business manager. (

Telephone conversations with the incoming Headteacher will be arranged with all interested candidates.

Interview Information:

Closing date: 3rd December 2021

Shortlisting date: 3rd December 2021

Interview date: 6 or 7 December 2021

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