Your role as a Teaching Coordinator you will plan, prepare and deliver a variety of English language classes to international students aged between 8 and 17 from all over the world. Your classes and teaching style must be enthusiastic, stimulating and engaging. You will support the English team and work with the rest of management to make sure it is a smooth and happy campus.
Samiad is one of the largest residential summer schools in the UK, with four campuses and over 1000 students excepted from 70 countries.
We pride ourselves on offering a unique experience by focusing on the following four areas:
- We have an industry leading staff to student ratio, meaning we can spend more one-2-one time with our students, and our teachers join in with all activities and excursions to encourage the use of English.
- We offer unique, high value excursions, including our now famous OVERNIGHT excursions to either a medieval castle or a safari park!
- We push the boundaries on what activities can be offered at a summer school, from zombie runs, escape games, assault courses and music festivals
- We cap each language to 20%, meaning there is a maximum of 30 children with the same mother tongue at each campus.
Role and Responsibilities
Planning – we provide lesson plans and slide to go with our curriculum that teachers need to review prepare and deliver lessons to a range of age groups
Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises
Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources.
Helping pupils improve their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills via group session.
Checking and assessing pupils’ work including marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work.
Reporting on the development, progress and attainment of individual pupils;
Basic administration, such as keeping student registers and attendance records.
Engage fully in the activity program, leading, assisting and taking part in activities.
Lead groups of students on excursions, following pre-planned itineraries.
Ensure that the students are safe and engaged in the activity or excursion.
This role is residential and therefore a bedroom and 3 meals per day are included.
Take overall responsibility for implementing and monitoring the performance of the Academic Programme.
Be responsible for pre-arrival academic setup and effectively induct teachers at the beginning of the course.
Set up the Teachers’ Preparation room with appropriate signage and maintain it as a functioning workspace.
Organising the students into classes and informing students and teachers of their classes and levels.
Fulfil all administrative duties as directed.
Hold daily teachers’ meetings and support, manage and guide teachers through lesson observations, feedback and workshops.
Carry out regular teaching workshops and ideas sessions.
Ensure appropriate standards of student discipline are maintained.
Deal sensitively with enquiries on classes and levels.
Organise the Intensive English classes in the afternoons.
All Samiad staff are responsible for the welfare and enjoyment of the students on campus. As part of your role you will be jointly responsible for a small number of students in the boarding house and required to report any welfare issues to the House parent.
Support House Parent when doing the allocated day’s house duty, including wake-up, supervising students to, from and while in the houses, making sure to support a welcoming and positive atmosphere in the boarding houses.
Help with transfers of students to and from the airport if needed.
Help with arrivals and departures of students.
Actively supervise and interact with students during meal and break times.
Respond to the needs of students and Group Leaders at all times, prioritising the safety and welfare of students reporting it to management.
Empower students to successfully engage in the programme while helping develop independence, confidence and social skills.
Be outgoing, fun and friendly face for the students to come too.
Carry out all other reasonable tasks.
Work closely on a daily basis with the other members of the management team to ensure the successful running of the school.
Preparation and delivery of Intensive English classes (all teachers may be required to participate in this programme for part of their contract depending on student demand).
Qualifications and Essential Requirements
- CELTA, TESOL or TEFL, or PGCE in relevant subjects, BEd, QTS
- Must be eligible to live and work in the UK
- Excellent spoken and written language skills, with English and foreign languages
- Must be organized and efficient
- Ability to work in a team
- Flexible attitude
- Preferred Skills
- Clear diction
- Current first aid or RLSS lifesaving certificate
- Recent DBS check (formerly CRB)
Hours of work
Due to the nature of the role, the Activity Coordinators working week is not divided into sessions like other summer school staff. The Activity Coordinator will have one day and one evening off per week.