The city centre premises has six classrooms, and teachers have access to many resources, including a well-stocked specialist library, stationery, computers, projectors, whiteboards and realia. Blue Door classes are small and personal with between 6 and 10 students per group. Students come for two hours a week. A typical timetable usually consists of 10-12 groups with a total of 20-24 contact hours. Levels range from absolute beginners to advanced and we have students of all ages from as young as 3. The vast majority of our students, however, are older children or teenagers. Many of them take external exams. Classes are normally held at our city centre premises or a local school but are occasionally given elsewhere.
Blue Door is a professional organization and expects high standards of teaching and commitment from its teachers. Teachers have a real desire for professional development and, to this end, a comprehensive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Programme (including pre-course induction and on-going in-house and external training) is provided. As part of this programme, teachers receive training on a weekly basis, and the Head Teacher and Team Leader are on hand to provide support and advice throughout the year, as well as observe classes and offer feedback. The school also covers the costs of the Trinity College London’s Certificate for Practising Teachers: Teaching YLs and VYLs (Level 6 on OFQUAL’s Regulated Qualifications Framework) for all our new teachers.
We offer a competitive package with salary above national pay agreements as well as full national health and social security cover. Contracts are from mid-September to mid-June. A typical contract consists of 20-24 contact (teaching) hours per week, but teachers are also expected to dedicate time to class preparation, exam correction, report-writing and participation in the CPD programme, as well as Trinity College London’s Certificate for Practising Teachers: Teaching YLs and VYLS (sponsored by Blue Door and provided by Spainwise Teacher Training). There are two weeks’ paid holiday at Christmas and a week at Easter, as well as all local and national holidays.
Blue Door considers applications from people who meet the following requirements:
* Native English speaker competence (C2)
* European passport-holder/eligibility to work in the EU
* University degree
* Trinity CertTESOL, CELTA or similar TEFL qualification
* Relevant experience, especially experience with young learners
* Working knowledge of Spanish
* Communication skills
* A strong work ethic
* Problem-solving abilities
* Time management skills