Teacher of EAL, South Croydon, Surrey

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Whitgift SchoolSouth Croydon, Surrey

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Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Generous package dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

This will initially be a fixed-term contract/part-time post from April 2020 to 3 July 2020 with the potential to become a permanent/full-time or part-time position for the right candidate from September 2020

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 from April 2020. The successful candidate should have an interest in language and linguistics and have relevant experience of teaching EAL across the curriculum to FCE/IGCSE/IELTS Level. Applicants will:

  • have a degree and be CELTA qualified (or equivalent qualification) 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.

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. The opportunity to teach in other subject areas may be possible.

This will initially be a fixed-term contract/part-time post from April 2020 with the potential to become a permanent/full-time or part-time position for the right candidate from September 2020.

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 www.whitgift.co.uk/vacancies. For any queries, please telephone the Human Resources Department on 020 8688 9222 or email SchoolHR@whitgift.co.uk

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 John 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.



More about Whitgift School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 10 - 18 years
Address: Haling Park, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6YT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8688 9222
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