Residential Teacher - Summer School Programme
OISE's academic mission is to be the world’s leading organisation for intensive language teaching which is both demanding of the participants and fulfilling in its results.

Main purpose of the Job                         Reporting to: Academic Leader/ Course Leader

To deliver lessons in accordance with the OISE house style which stimulate the student, and enhance their confidence in learning the language.

Has an overriding responsibility for the students' welfare and safety at all times during the course including outside the normal duty rota.


  • Teaches a total of 27 hours per week consisting of 4 x 90 minute sessions per day, except Wednesday afternoon.
  • Follows the framework syllabus, tailoring it to meet the individual abilities, goals and interests of the students in attendance.
  • Inducts students appropriately including conducting placement tests and welfare sessions as advised by the Academic/Course Leader.
  • Uses recommended resource materials (and/or develops materials in consultation with the Academic/Course Leader giving feedback where required) and respects all copyright materials.
  • Sets regular homework (approximately 1 hour in total per day) and ensures that feedback (both written and oral) is provided to students.
  • Monitors the performance of students at all times with the aid of formative and summative assessments whilst also advising the student on strategies for progression.
  • Completes academic records as required by the Academic/Course Leader (in particular class records of attendance, student reports and progress check results).
  • Co-operates with the Course Leader and on occasions with third party agents, colleagues from language agencies, and British Council Inspectors in the observation and evaluation of lessons.

Leisure & Welfare
  • Assists with arrivals and departures of students throughout the course, checking bedrooms and facilities, escorting students etc.
  • Works two evening sessions per week (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) supervising activities and bedtime as well as a Wednesday afternoon or evening session as per rota.
  • Supervises activities and excursions whilst also maintaining appropriate student/staff ratios as advised by Leisure & Welfare/Course Leader.
  • Works one full day per weekend on off-site excursion/transfer duties and on-site activities 
  • Deals with students in a helpful, courteous and professional manner whilst encouraging full and enthusiastic involvement by students in any scheduled activities.

  • Arrives one day before start date to attend pre-course meeting and help set up the centre
  • Attends staff meetings: daily for briefing and discussion of academic and welfare matters (09.00 - 09.15) and one in-house training session per week (Normally 30 minutes).
  • Familiarises themselves with the Staff Zone content on the recruitment website before the course begins.
  • Supervises students including attendance and behaviour, dealing with emergencies and issues as and when they arise.
  • Is responsible for the safety, welfare and safeguarding of OISE students and is aware of and adheres to all OISE policies and procedures.

Qualifications and experience

  • Experience of working with teenagers
  • DBS check. If this has not yet been obtained, OISE will assist with and pay for an application on acceptance of a job offer
  • Level one Safeguarding including Prevent Duty
Requirements of the Job

  • Attendance at OISE training event
  • Arrival one day before course start date
  • Attendance on six days per week including participation in leisure/welfare activities on a rota basis
  • Approximately 48 hours per week

  • £380.00 per week plus full board plus supplements:   
  • £25 per week for returning staff who have worked for at least one season with OISE  Young Learners’ School


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