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Teacher of English as an Additional Language

Taunton SchoolTaunton, Somerset

Thank you for your interest in Taunton School and this role. This is an excellent opportunity to join a school which prides itself on the high calibre of staff who make up our warm, friendly and diverse community.

We are looking to looking to appoint an inspiring teacher of EAL to start September 2021, to work in this successful and popular department. The department teaches students aged 13-18 and provides instruction in B2 First for Schools / FCE, IGCSE ESL, IELTS, IB English B, CAS and ToK. 

The main role of the EAL Department is helping to ensure a significant, noticeable and measurable increase in the English language proficiency of students for whom English is not a first language. The aim is for all students to achieve excellence in English and be able to transition well into their chosen field of work or study. Equipping students with the linguistic skills they require is a fundamental role, as a large number of students in the school use English as a second- or additional language. In order to achieve this, various modes of support are offered in conjunction with curriculum instruction. 

To be considered, you will be an ambitious, talented and inspiring teacher, passionate about EAL.  You will have excellent subject knowledge and the ability to inspire and motivate our ambitious and hardworking students.  

This is a full-time, permanent post, available from September 2021, suitable for an experienced teacher or a highly motivated newly qualified teacher wishing to join a team of specialists who ensure a high standard of teaching, learning and achievement.

How to Apply

For more information about working at Taunton School, and to view the detailed job description and person specification for this role, please visit Job Vacancies | Independent School, Somerset | Taunton School.  To apply, please click on 'apply for job'.

Equal Opportunities

Taunton School is an equal opportunities employer, accredited with the Investors in People Gold Standard, and welcomes applications from appropriately qualified persons regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability or age.  Candidates will be assessed against relevant criteria only (i.e. skills, qualifications, abilities, experience) in selection and recruitment.  


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The offer of employment will be subject to a number of pre-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory references and a successful enhanced DBS check. 

Closing Date

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Monday 19th April and interviews will take place in the week beginning Monday 26th April. 

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