Running since 1994, at The School, we aim to inspire our students to see English as a life skill, more than an exam hurdle to jump through.
The students, approximately 70% children and teens, and 30% adults, range from pre-reading/writing children to B1, B2, C1, C2 adult classes. Very young learners (4-7) are usually taught by specialist teachers .
The school has six well-equipped classrooms with laptops, projectors, tablets for student use. Teachers have access to an extensive library of resources constantly reviewed & updated, & an internal network of shared materials.
Our Ethos: English is a skill, and best developed by using it.
- We want our pupils to learn English in an effective, fun and engaging way.
- We work on all language skills but most importantly we encourage our students to communicate confidently and independently.
- We encourage school-aged students to make links with English from school and put their English into action.Consequently we strive to ensure classes are hands-on, vivid, and purposeful; taking into consideration, where possible, individual learning styles/needs.
We use textbooks to adapt to our pupils’ needs. We test what what we teach.
We encourage our pupils at all times to take responsibility for their learning.
The success and smooth-running of the school; and subsequently pupils’ learning is based on mutual respect inside and outside of the classroom.
Teachers, administration, parents and pupils all collaborate so their learning experience to be as effective and pleasurable as possible.
We work balancing developing their English skills with helping those who want to prepare an external English exam.
Adults are assessed in a function-led, rather than, grammar-led way, reflecting the school’s ethos. Students have found it empowering and more relevant. We always strive to optimize opportunities to work on oral skills in class, and offer guidance for study outside of class.
We are always looking for ways to improve.
Contracts run from 11th September 2019 – 25th June 2019, with paid induction.
SALARIES 2019-2020 20 hours teaching 1400 € gross/month (around 1300€ net), 1540 € gross/month for 22 hours teaching.
Depending on the teacher’s personal situation, teachers initially pay 2% tax for the first three months, which can then go up to 8%. The equivalent “National insurance” contributions are around 6%. As well as preparation & class contact time teachers attend a weekly meeting: an opportunity for training/idea- sharing. Admin is kept to a minimum.
Teachers receive holiday pay as stipulated in the Teachers’ Agreement (convenio), 14 days approximately, which is paid at the end of June. They are also given approximately two weeks paid holiday at Christmas, 1 week at Easter, and all official local, regional and national holidays.
Where possible teachers’ preferences/ specialised fields are taken into consideration. Classes generally come twice a week, for an hour/ 75mins usually in the afternoon, between 3:45pm and 9:00pm. Fridays, classes finish by 7pm.
Each class has a textbook (with some exceptions): a springboard, giving direction whilst allowing teachers to be responsive to their pupils’ needs. There is some Cambridge examination preparation.
- STAFF SUPPORT
Teachers are encouraged to develop professionally. Besides regular in-house workshops teachers have weekly one to one additional support, opportunities for peer observation, & attend the annual TESOL conference. other external seminars where possible. encourage peer observation.
- HEALTH INSURANCE
Teachers are provided with general coverage through the Spanish National Health scheme. The School also provides private coverage for work-related illness.
Minimum requirements: evidence of a good level of education, and a recognised EFL qualification such as the RSA Certificate (CELTA), Young learner’s certificate or other relevant teaching qualification.
- We value personal qualities above all else. Teachers should be caring, friendly, flexible and good-humoured.
- A desire to develop professionally, a willingness to share ideas with colleagues, benefit from feedback and show learner sensitivity are fundamental.
- 1 year previous relevant experience essential.
- We normally only offer positions to EU citizens/ permit holders.
- Knowledge of Spanish culture and language; useful but not essential.
The school in turn is supportive, providing good conditions in an enjoyable working atmosphere.
We’re looking for enthusiastic teachers, native-level speakers.
Timetables are always talked through with candidates to play to their strengths and preferences, and will be a mix of ages and abilities:
2 positions to teach a variety of levels/ages on site:
For example: 20% primary (7-11), 40% secondary (12-18), 40% adults, or, 40% primary 50% teens 10% adults
1 position: to mainly focus on very young learners (4-7) on site.
1 position: to focus on mainly offsite classes for adults.
The School will be conducting interviews at the annual jobs fair in Cordoba 18th May 2019. Come and see us at stand 9