John Atkinson School of English was founded in 1973 in San Fernando, Cadiz. Today we have more than 35 years of experience, two centres in San Fernando. and one associated School in Chiclana de La Frontera. We are one of the founding members of ACEIA (Association of Private Language Schools of Andalucía) and a member of FECEI (Spanish Federation of Language Schools). In 2001 we were awarded the ISO 9001 Certificate of Quality for the design and teaching of English, German, French and Spanish Courses.
Our Main Centre is very close to the Town Hall, in the centre of San Fernando and the new branch is situated near the entrance of San Fernando in an area called “La Noria”. Both the Main Centre as well as the Noria Centre have 6 large classrooms. Most classrooms permit a maximum of 12 students but we usually have less. All the rooms are fully equipped with an E-beam interactive digital whiteboard, HD projector, internet enabled computer, corkboards, cupboards, air-conditioning and a large table. Each teacher has his/her own classroom and they are free to decorate as they see fit. In addition we offer resources of a staff room, DVD players, overhead projectors, video camera, photocopier and a multitude of additional resources from books to puppets.
We expect our teachers to be professional and fully committed to teaching and motivating their students in class. Our centre is well-known for its high quality both in its organization and teaching.
All new teachers have an induction course at the beginning of the academic year, so they can become familiar with all that will be expected from them. Each month after the general meeting with the rest of the staff, new teachers again will have meetings with the Director. Teacher observations are held throughout the year with feedback. We expect all teachers to attend professional development sessions held in the school and out. External seminars and conferences are paid for by the school. We encourage our teachers to take part in these sessions and conferences giving talks and workshops.
The school offers a competitive salary variable on qualifications and experience. Full national health, insurance and life insurance cover. Two weeks’ paid holiday at Christmas and one at Easter and other recognised school holidays.
All prospective candidates must hold a EU passport or valid work permit. They must speak English at a native level and hold a RSA TEFLA, CELTA or Trinity qualification and have at least 1 year of teaching experience.
Preference is given to candidates who hold a university degree / a PGCE qualification and have a working knowledge of the Spanish language.