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Teacher of English as a Second Language (Summer School)

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Claremont School
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Date Added: Feb 9, 2023

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Teacher of English as a Second Language (Summer School)

Claremont School Senior School site, Bodiam, UK Line Manager: Director of Summer School

Role context

The Summer School at Claremont runs over a 6-week period from July to August, and accommodates 100 students per week. Claremont School is a member of the International Schools Partnership (ISP). ISP have 63 Schools around the globe with over 56,000 students attending those schools. The Summer School will initially be offered to students aged 11 to 17 from within the group.

The main aim of the Summer School is for the students to improve their English in an interactive, inclusive, cultural and fun environment. The teacher(s) of English will be responsible for the planning and execution of a wide range of high-quality English lessons, following Claremont Summer School’s syllabus and teaching in an engaging, motivational and inspirational way, to enable students to improve their English skills. The postholders will also be involved in supporting lessons and related activities in Performing Arts, the Forrest School, Environmental responsibility or sports. Teaching will form 30 hours per week, and there is also the opportunity to join the trips at weekends for additional hours.

Key Responsibilities

Academic and Activities

  • To plan relevant, structured, well-paced, varied and enjoyable English lessons, following the Claremont Summer School’s syllabus at all times, in order to develop students’ language skills, increase their vocabulary base, build their confidence and fluency when speaking English and give them an insight into popular English culture, habits, traits and beliefs.

  • To teach in an inclusive, motivational and inspirational way, always in target language, promoting good conduct at all times, in order to create a positive learning environment in which every single student can learn and feel empowered to make real progress both inside and outside the classroom.

  • To make sure students are studying at the correct level and to undertake weekly progress checks in order to ensure students’ English is improving, to provide evidence of students’ progress and to maximise every student’s potential to learn.

  • To undertake all required admin and paperwork related with the academic programme such as lessons plans, reports and class registers in order to provide evidence of quality teaching.

  • To be aware of, monitor and manage students’ conduct and behaviour in order to promote a harmonious international community in which every student can be confident and unafraid to voice opinions and thrive, no matter what their beliefs, customs or differences.

  • To constantly be mindful of students’ attitude, performance and conduct in order to ensure their physical and emotional well-being and to inform the Welfare Manager or Director of Summer School of any concerns.

  • To read and understand the risk assessment relevant to the role ensuring that Health and Safety policies and procedures are being adhered to, in order for the students’ to be safe at all times.

  • To accompany a group of students on a trip or excursion, following the schedule and all procedures and protocols at all times in order to ensure students’ enjoyment and well-being.

  • To undertake airport transfers warmly and positively, following all timings accurately, to provide a competent and professional meeting and departure service of the highest quality and with minimal waiting times.

Other Responsibilities
  • Undertake such other reasonable responsibilities and tasks that may be assigned by the Director of Summer School.

Candidate Profile

Person specification

  • Native/near-native competence in English (written and spoken).

  • A university degree in any discipline.

  • CELTA/Trinity Cert. TESOL (or Accreditation UK recognised equivalent) or PGCE (in English or MFL)

  • Applicants with DELTA, QTS (primary or secondary) and CELTYL are particularly welcomed.

  • Previous residential Summer School experience is preferred.

  • Experience of teaching mixed nationality groups is preferred.

  • First aiders, lifeguards and applicants with sports coaching qualifications or experience are also


  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a fast-paced, highly changeable, highly pressured and

    often challenging environment is essential.

  • A strong awareness of Health & Safety.

  • Strong and demonstrable organisational skills.

  • Ability and disposition to solve minor issues and problems with/between students is required.

  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness

Safeguarding & Safer Recruitment

  • Claremont School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years employment history.

About Claremont

Claremont School is an independent day and boarding school. The Nursery and the Prep School are based in St Leonards on Sea, and the Senior School is located in Bodiam, East Sussex. The school is non selective and welcomes children and young people from a large catchment area spanning 25 miles. In addition, one third of the students in the Senior School are international boarders.

Children join Claremont aged 1, and the school offers a British curriculum throughout with GCSEs and iGCSEs at KS4, and A Level and BTechs at KS5. In addition, the school delivers outstanding programmes in Performing Arts (winning an award for outstanding School for Performing Arts in 2021) and in football where students can join the Football academy and look to become professional players.

Results and Value-Added at Claremont are outstanding, with Senior School results beating national averages year on year, as well as more local independent selective schools. We believe that successful schools are the ones that put learning at the heart of everything they do, always aiming to create rounded individuals that can forge successful careers and lives, in a rapidly changing world. Claremont aims to be the School of Choice for the local area, and supports its young people to excel in all that they do in a safe and inspiring environment.

Claremont School is also part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) group, comprising committed colleagues in financially responsible schools around the world, where learning is at the heart of everything we do for our students, colleagues, and parents. We are committed to getting better, all the time.
ISP was founded by an experienced team of committed educationalists and operators who have worked

together over many years. ISP’s growing group of private schools are located in the UK, the USA, Canada, Spain, Italy, Switzerland Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, educating children and students from 218 years of age. ISP has expanded to 63 schools that employ over 8,000 staff and deliver multiple curricula to over 56,000 students located across the globe.

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