• Location:
    Bishop's Stortford, UK
  • Salary:
    £710 per week
  • Job Type:
  • Accommodation:
  • Contract Length:
    7 Week(s)
  • TEFL hours required:
    20+ hours
  • Start Date:
    26th Jun 2022
  • Degree Required:
  • School Type:
    Summer School
  • Reference:
  • Number of Vacancies:
  • Application Deadline:
    Jun 3, 2022

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Job Details

This company provide the English-language element of BSC’s International Summer School.

BSC ISS operates a six-week summer school split into three courses:
Course 1: 5-19 July
Course 2: 19 July – 2 August
Course 3: 2-16 August

They work with young learners aged 8-17 years. Following level assessments on their first morning, students are grouped into classes (max. 16 students) appropriate to their age and level of English, using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (A1-C2).
Intensive English or IELTS Preparation options are available in the afternoon for motivated students wishing to make additional progress with their communication skills in English (speaking, listening, reading, writing) or to prepare for the IELTS test when they return home.
BSC ISS offers excellent classroom and teaching facilities with up-to-date IT and AV equipment in every room. It is our expectation that teaching staff will use this equipment to provide the best possible language-learning experience that will encourage engagement and interaction from all participants.
With an entirely new intake of students every two weeks, it is permissible to reuse course planning and material, vastly reducing the amount of preparation time required.
At the end of each two-week course, teachers will produce a short report for each of their students. This will be presented along with their attendance certificate.

The normal hours of work for this position are 08.30-16.30, Monday to Friday with 45 minutes for lunch. No weekend hours.

Purpose of Post
You will have overall management of the academic programme, ensuring it is of the highest possible standard, delivering the maximum benefit to students.
You will have line-management responsibility and duties for the teachers and administrative support staff assigned to this programme.
You will ensure a high-quality English-language programme is delivered in accordance with the Syllabus, guidelines, Teacher Standards and overall school operating procedures.
For all on-site academic matters, you will be the go-to contact person for our teaching staff, partners, parents, agents, and group leaders.
You will champion the welfare, safeguarding and wellbeing of all students and staff, and act in accordance with the school’s Welfare and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
You will teach when necessary.

Key Responsibilities
General Management

  • Communicate and liaise with key stakeholders, including our on-site partners, central team to ensure the smooth running of the academic operation and how it integrates within the wider programme.
  • Be present – remain accessible and always maintain open lines of communication while on duty.
  • In conjunction with the Academic Manager and Managing Director, lead the Induction Days, held over the two days before testing and class allocation.
  • Actively seek and act upon feedback from students, staff and parents/group leaders on a regular and ongoing basis throughout the programme.
  • Conduct short daily and weekly staff meetings to ensure all staff are present, briefed and prepared for the day/week ahead.
  • Be knowledgeable in British Council accreditation criteria, ensuring academic management achieves, maintains and, where possible, exceeds the standards set out. Take an active role in any British Council inspection.
  • Maintain and submit accurate staff records for payroll and HR purposes.
  • Assist in setting up and closing the summer school, returning all materials and equipment as appropriate.
  • Always represent EngXcel and its partners positively in all communication with clients and staff.
  • Submit a final summary report to the central team within 5 days of the summer school closing.

Course Management

  • Ensure the academic programme is delivered in accordance with the Syllabus, guidelines, Teacher Standards and overall school operating procedures.
  • Ensure a consistently high standard of teaching is maintained through provision of well-planned, well-taught and relevant lessons, appropriate to each age group and level.
  • Carry out teacher observations, appraisals and give regular feedback – keep documented records of this.
  • Identify training needs and liaise with central Academic Manager to meet these needs. Deliver training as appropriate, including establishing weekly CPD sessions to meet identified knowledge/skills gaps.
  • Support teachers as needed, guiding newly qualified staff as appropriate.
  • Manage performance as needed.
  • Conduct first-day placement testing, including oral assessments. Allocate teachers and students to appropriate classes and levels.
  • Ensure completion student reports and provision of attendance certificates.
  • Collect, review, collate and store teacher paperwork such as lesson plans and schemes of work. Follow up with teachers where necessary.
  • Be accountable for all academic resources and equipment – ensuring any replacement, replenishment or repair is requested in a timely fashion. Report any loss or damage immediately.
  • Teach when necessary – e.g. in the case of last-minute staff absence.

Safeguarding, Welfare and Supervision

  • Champion the welfare, safeguarding and wellbeing of all students and staff, and act in accordance with the school’s Welfare and Safeguarding Policy and Procedures.
  • Be the on-site Child Protection Officer in relation to the operation of the academic programme.
  • Adhere to the Company’s safeguarding, welfare and supervision policies and procedures.
  • Ensure staff and students are in the right place at the right time.
  • Report all incidents and accidents in accordance with training and Company procedures.
  • Attending First Aid, Prevent & Safeguarding training as necessary.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties. The post-holder may be asked to take on different tasks as required and all employees are expected to work collaboratively to support the overall work of the Company.


  • First degree
  • Minimum level 7 RQF in ELT/TESOL (e.g. DELTA) – must be issued by a nationally recognised validation body and include at least six hours’ observed teaching practice.


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