We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic EAL teacher to join our British Council accredited International Section which provides EAL support for teenagers aged 14 – 17 studying for IGCSE’s and A levels at d’Overbroeck’s. The post is part-time (0.5 of full-time), with the potential to expand in future for the right candidate.
The post would particularly suit teachers with a strong interest in CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and a willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school. This is primarily a classroom teaching post and your central responsibility will be approximately 10 hours of classroom teaching a week.
In addition, you will be expected to play a full part in the life of The International Section, as outlined in the duties and responsibilities below.
Teaching, Pastoral and Extra-Curricular:
- As an EAL teacher, as well as supporting international students with their language skills so that they can successfully access the full curriculum, you will be expected to prepare students for a range of English language exams offered by the school. These include IGCSE English Second Language, Trinity Integrated Skills and IELTS
- Term-time weekly teaching for a full-time post will be an average of 18 hours per week. This is adjusted pro rata for part-time appointments.
- As a member of the TIS teaching staff you will have a range of general duties which will include covering lessons for absent colleagues, accompanying students on day and residential trips, communicating directly with parents, agents and guardians to report on student progress and attending all necessary meetings.
- You will be expected to be involved in the social/cultural activities programme for international students. You may, for example, be asked to support our students participating in a recital or sporting event. Your duties may include the delivery of evening weekday activities or occasional weekend activities from time to time through term. The nature and quantity of such involvement will be by agreement and pro rated according to the extent of a part-time post.
- You may be asked to observe the lessons of your colleagues and you should expect your lessons to be observed.
- Assisting with preparing schemes of work for EAL classes at various levels across the school (predominantly Year 10i, Year 11i and 6th Form or students ranging from A2 – C1 on the CEFR).
- Participating in EAL departmental meetings and assisting with work scrutiny and standardising of exam paper and course work marking, as necessary.
- Assisting with the day-to-day implementation of departmental processes, including maintaining records of work, mark book records, collection of student work samples, development and sharing of teaching materials.
- Assisting with administration of EAL exam entries under the oversight of the Head of EAL.
- Participating in and contributing to regular departmental CPD
Person Specification and Qualifications
The successful candidate will contribute to the provision of high quality support for students with English as an additional language, predominantly at key stage 4 and key stage 5 (IGCSE and A level). They will be passionate about the education of students with English as an additional language and be prepared to go the extra mile to ensure outstanding progress and outcomes for our students.
Candidates should hold a good degree and at least a CELTA or equivalent qualification. Applicants already holding a DELTA or equivalent or with experience in the preparation and delivery of CLIL based courses will be at an advantage.