The Senior Teacher role combines both teaching and supporting the Director of Studies in the development of the teaching team and ensuring that students derive the maximum benefit from their course by monitoring and providing guidance.
•To assist the Director of Studies with the overall management of the academic department
•To monitor and develop teaching and learning resources to ensure that appropriate materials and supplementary materials are available according to the syllabus
•To contribute to the development of KI Languages materials though trialling and feedback
•To produce personalised 5 weekly reports on student progress
•To promote independent learning via needs analysis, tutorials, support and reports
•To write lesson plans as and when requested by the Director of Studies for example for twice yearly formal observations, inspections or professional development purposes
•To plan, prepare and deliver lessons in accordance with the standards outlined in the KI Languages Teaching Standards
•To conduct regular tutorials in accordance with the KI Languages Independent Learning policy
•To set homework in line with school policy including exercises on K+ Online and ensure all homework is returned within 1 week
•To teach a lesson bank of up to 21 hours per week plus additional cover where necessary
•To assist the Director of Studies in the organisation and delivery of academic weekly duties such as testing administration and invigilation, inducting new students, stocktaking of resources, checking student reports, assisting with management of the study centre, monitoring and reporting on student attendance, issuing warnings and any other administrative processes that support the smooth running of the academic department
•To process individual student reports
•To keep accurate and up to date records of work including materials used in class
•To complete the attendance portal within 10 minutes of each lesson starting (or returning from break) and report any absences according to school procedure
•To provide exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers at all times
•To take part in the induction of new students, ensuring the induction is delivered with the customer journey in mind
•To be helpful and courteous to students and their representatives
•To assist the Director of Studies in the creation and delivery of a CPD calendar for all teaching staff in line with the KI Languages Teachers' CPD Policy
•To mentor newly recruited teaching staff and to instruct and support them in the academic and administrative processes of the school
•To assist the Director of Studies in the observation of all teaching staff twice per year and conduct other observations as and when required
•To have a good knowledge of the KI Languages Teacher Standards and refer to these for observation feedback, appraisals and other teaching related conversations
•To have a good working knowledge and understanding of procedural documents and KI Languages policies relevant to the role
•To be familiar with all British Council inspection criteria relevant to the department
•All employees of Kaplan International Languages have a responsibility for data protection. They are obliged to undertake training and have a duty to adhere to our Data Protection policies
•To deputise for the Director of Studies in their absence, as and when required
•To answer the telephone in a prompt, polite manner and field calls appropriately
•To attend biannual regional meetings
•To attend the teachers’ meeting once per week and take minutes, if required
•To be proactive about both your personal and professional development including attendance/completion of all compulsory training sessions and to actively participate in any training offered
•To undertake other duties as deemed necessary by line manager
Sales & Marketing
•To develop a good knowledge of KI Languages courses and services in order to deal effectively with day-to-day queries from existing and prospective customers
•To take part in the 24-hour emergency phone rota if required
•All members of the school team are responsible for all aspects of our students safeguarding and welfare in conjunction with the wider school and company management teams.
Please apply with a CV and covering letter.
Please note, the vacancy will be closed when we have received a suitable volume of applications. We would encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity.
At Kaplan International, we are committed to working in a diverse organisation and strive to provide equality of opportunity for all. We encourage and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or identity, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnership. If as a disabled applicant (as defined under the Equality Act 2010) you would like to request that your application is considered under our Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) please let us know using this form
As part of our commitment to safeguarding, depending on the nature of the role, successful candidates may be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
Applicants working outside the UK may be required to produce a police check from the relevant country.
About Kaplan International Languages
Every year, Kaplan International Languages (KIL) helps over 50,000 students from more than 150 countries to develop and improve their English language skills. With a network of schools spanning 6 countries, KIL has the largest presence of any international language school in the English-speaking world. Our schools are in vibrant, sought-after and convenient locations, providing our students with the right environment to achieve their goals. We offer a wide selection of courses from General English and exam courses through to 8-month intensive programs. Our recommendation rate currently stands at 96%.
As part of Kaplan Inc., KIL is proud to share in the Kaplan tradition of academic excellence, standing alongside other established education institutions like Kaplan Financial, Kaplan International Pathways, Kaplan Test Prep and Kaplan Professional. Kaplan Inc., which is owned by Graham Holdings, is one of the world’s largest providers of education and training. It has an 80-year history of expanding access to academic opportunity and global revenues of more than US$2 billion.