Teacher of EAL

Recruiter
ACKWORTH SCHOOL
Location
Pontefract, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 May 2019
Closes
27 May 2019
Ref
1156992268
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Ackworth School, a co-educational boarding and day school, was founded in 1779 by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). It maintains its ethos and traditions and is still governed by the Society although only a small number of pupils and staff are from the Quaker tradition. The school is academically non-selective and provides an excellent range of facilities and extra-curricular opportunities. The school is a member of both HMC and the Society of Heads.

Ackworth School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dynamic teacher of EAL who will join the dedicated team within the EAL department. Candidates should be familiar with the Cambridge suite of examinations (KET, PET, FCE, General and Academic IELTS) and should ideally have experience of teaching Edexcel IGCSE ESL.

The EAL department is an accredited member of BAISIS (British Association of International Schools with International Students). It fulfils three main functions: to teach and nurture pupils on a dedicated one-year programme studying English as a Second Language; to support overseas pupils in main-stream education; to support Sixth Form students (many of whom have entered the School via the EAL dept) with their 'A' Level studies and to guide them towards the IELTS qualification and entry to a UK university. In addition, the department supports a recently introduced programme of study, where overseas pupils are studying 5 GCSEs in one year, prior to possible entry to the Sixth Form or education elsewhere.

The ideal applicant must have high teaching standards and sound subject knowledge, enabling them to teach throughout the school. A willingness to contribute positively to the department, both within and beyond the classroom, is essential, particularly through involvement in boarding duties.

Ackworth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants should also be in sympathy with the School's Quaker ethos. The successful applicant will be expected to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including the completion of an enhanced DBS / ISA disclosure and reference checks with former employers.

CLOSING DATE: Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 9.00am. Interviews will be held w/c 17th June. Further details can be obtained from the School website. The School encourages e-mail applications. If you have not heard from us by Friday 14th June, your application has not been successful.

To apply please complete the School's application form and submit via to the button below. Please attach a cover letter of no more than one side of A4.

For an informal discussion, please contact Joanne Colley, HR Manager, on 01977 233613.

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