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Whitgift Summer School, EFL Teacher

Salary £630 per week, plus holiday pay
Location South Croydon
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Fixed Term Contract – 6 July to 20 August 2023 (6 weeks)

Meals provided whilst on duty. 


Whitgift is a leading independent day and boarding school for boys, with approximately 1500 pupils including over 100 boarding pupils and flexi boarding pupils. It is set in an attractive 48-acre parkland site in South Croydon enjoying excellent links to London, Surrey and the south coast.


During the summer holidays Whitgift runs its own Summer School for international students, utilising all its fantastic facilities and modern boarding house. Whitgift Summer School (part of Whitgift Short Courses), with its innovative and exciting English language course and activities which involve English speaking students, is designed to appeal to girls and boys aged 11-17 from all over the world.


We are seeking to appoint a team of inspirational EFL teachers to teach English as a Foreign Language and related subjects at our 2023 Summer School. Successful applicants will need to have a passion for teaching as well as an imaginative and creative approach, with a focus on student-centred learning. Applicants will be able to deliver engaging and inspiring lessons using up to date resources and involving English speaking students, a real point of difference for Whitgift Summer School. Applicants are expected to contribute to the full life at a busy Summer School and have an integral role in assisting with the airport transfers


Applicants must have a degree and be CELTA qualified (or equivalent qualification) with experience in teaching teenagers in this field. Teachers with a DELTA (or equivalent qualification) and experience at teaching in a summer school context are particularly welcome to apply. Candidates should have a high standard of professionalism, be able to work at a fast pace and cope efficiently with record keeping other administrative duties as well as teaching. Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential. The ability to work part of a team is essential.


Applicants must be able to present evidence of their right to work in the UK for the duration of the contract.


We welcome applications from all sectors of our community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.


Further information about the role and the skills required is available by selecting the 'Documents' button at the top right of the advertisement. Click the green 'Apply' button on the top right for the online application form. 


For any queries, please telephone the Summer School on 020 8633 9924 or email


The Summer School will run for six weeks, and, although applicants who have full availability throughout this period are prioritised, applications for shorter periods may be considered. Therefore, if you are unable to work for the entire 6 weeks, please state this clearly within the additional information section of the application form and provide reasons.


Applications will be reviewed daily, and interviews may occur at any stage after applications are received, so we invite interested candidates to apply as soon as possible. The School reserves the right to appoint at any stage of the recruitment process. 


Closing Date: Midnight 16 March 2023 


Whitgift School (part of the John Whitgift Foundation) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure & Barring Service and social media checks (including personal, professional and other online activities). 

For more than 400 years, Whitgift has been transforming boys’ lives through education.

Whitgift 2025 was created as a result of the input and imagination of staff and students and the next few years will represent an exciting time of evolution for the school, both in terms of our site development plan and the educational partnerships we are embarking on. 

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