To work with St Andrew's College Language Schools, you must provide a Disclosure (PVG to work in Scotland/DBS to work in England) and this must be dated within the 3 months prior to your Contract Start Date. If you have been working abroad for more than 3 years, you must provide the equivalent 'police check' from that country. Whichever one you choose to supply, it must be ‘Enhanced’ and specific to your suitability to work with under 18s.
You must also provide an email address and contact telephone number of 3 referees who can verify your suitability for the post and suitability to work with those aged -18. One of which can be a character reference.
Please bear in mind that the procedure to receiving a Disclosure check can take up to 18 weeks. In the event your disclosure is still pending at the commencement of your employment, you must agree to comply with St Andrew’s College Language Schools, Safeguarding and Recruitment policy.
All new Disclosure checks made through St Andrew’s College Language Schools are payable by the employee and will be deducted from your salary. This may range from £18 to £65 depending on the Disclosure you need.
Plan, prepare and teach English Language Lessons that are relevant and appropriate to the students’ learning needs, interests and culture, whilst following the St Andrew’s College Language schools’ curriculum.
Foster a safe and positive atmosphere for both students and colleagues.
Show initiative, take responsibility and set a good example for students both in and outside the classroom. Corridor safety, chaperoning your class to venues etc.
Assist in the running of the Student Placement Test as directed.
Complete documentation and proper records as required.
Attend meetings as arranged by the Director of Studies/Academic Manager.
The activity programme is as important as the academic programme, and students have the right to expect an equally high standard of delivery for both aspects.
Additional duties as required
In 2019, St Andrew's College Language Schools will have appx 11 campuses running simultaneously. With this in mind, we have developed an online Teaching and Learning ‘Shared Drive’, where resources, timetables, attendance etc. can all be kept and updated in real time. It is part of your job description to use ‘the shared drive’ both as a support tool and as an administrative duty.
St Andrew's College Language Schools’ Teachers are provided with teaching support, including a syllabus with course book (to be used as a course structure), and a Teachers’ Handbook which outlines our Teaching and Learning guidelines code of practice and conduct. In addition, a range of supplementary resources and a variety of teaching materials are provided online on the shared drive.
All staff receive electronic Teaching and Learning guidelines prior to employment. The company handbook and policies will also be available on the shared drive and on your campus.
Teachers are required to attend a face to face induction covering Teaching and Learning expectations, Child Protection and Safeguarding and company Health and Safety guidelines. On the rare occasion when a teacher cannot attend the face to face induction your on-campus Academic Management team will have the responsibility to provide you with all information that you need.
The induction will be very close to your start date and paid at the rate of £8.50 per hour.