Director of Studies (Summer Schools)
The Director of Studies (DoS) is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Academic Programme of the school, the bedrock of our schools and an integral part of the summer experience for students.
Based residentially at one of our international summer schools, the DoS is responsible for the overall academic management of the school including the progress and wellbeing of our young learners. The ideal candidate will have a passion for education, this is a demanding 6 day a week role, and will thrive in aiding the development of young international learners (100+ different nationalities!).
Duties & responsibilities
The DoS reports to the Summer Schools Director and is responsible for:
- Take overall responsibility for implementing and monitoring the performance of the Academic Programme including the intensive English classes
- Organise all aspect of the weekly academic presentation competition (known as the 'Time to Shine') following guidance provided by Academic Management.
- Oversee course admin - keep accurate records of attendance and work covered, ensure leavers' certificates and reports are produced on time and any other admin duties are completed.
- Assist with welfare and pastoral duties including house, meal-time and evening duties when required.
- Organise students into classes, informing them of their level and allocating teachers to these classes.
- Communicate with parents via e-mail, over the phone and face-to-face in a friendly and professional manner, handling all enquiries and requests efficiently.
- Support, manage and guide teachers through daily meetings, regular lesson observations, teaching workshops and ideas sessions.
- Be responsible for pre-arrival academic setup and effectively induct teachers at the beginning of the course.
- Set up and maintain the Teachers' Preparation room throughout the summer.
All members of staff have a general duty of care for the students at the summer school and as will be expected to carry out the following duties:
- Work closely with the management team to ensure the successful running of the school.
- Assist with arrivals and departures, welcoming students and parents at the school.
- Have an awareness of all aspects of the management of the summer school and how the Academic Programme fits in with other parts of the programme.
- Provide feedback on the SBC syllabus and academic processes at the end of the summer
Who we are looking for?
- Educated to degree level or equivalent.
- TEFLQ qualification and significant TEFL experience.
- Experience of managing staff.
- Previous residential summer school experience essential.
- Strong interest and empathy for working with international students.
- Enthusiastic, approachable and supportive.
- Organised, diplomatic and flexible.
What we offer
- Contract dates - various available 2nd July-21st August (exact dates dependent on the school).
- Wage - Up to £700 per week depending on experience and school + accommodation and board (also includes holiday allowance at 12.07% of basic pay).
Summer Boarding Courses is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We have a comprehensive Child Protection Policy and procedures in place which all employees, volunteers and contractors are expected to adhere to.