EFL Teacher – Day Camps

Reporting to: Varsity International Camp Manager
Position: Temporary full-time
Pay: £400 – £520 per week inc. holiday pay (based on a 42.5 hour week)
Dates: Monday 13th July – 21st August 2020 (Dates dependant on venue – part seasons may be considered)
Varsity International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Summary of responsibilities:

The role of TEFL teacher is to deliver English lessons to classes containing up to 12 children of a similar ability on our Varsity International English and Activity Day Camps. Children range from 4 – 14 years of age and we split them both by age and ability.


Lessons are in both the morning and afternoon, so you will teach 4 hours of lessons per day (2 hours in the morning to one group and 2 hours in the afternoon to a different group). Our camps are unique as the international students benefit from full integration with British children during activity sessions. We teach in four ability levels; Beginner – A0 (or non-speaker), Elementary – A1/A2, Intermediate – B1/B2 and Advanced – C1. You will have access to good quality classrooms and facilities needed to deliver quality lessons including; print and copy facilities, a tablet/laptop, internet access and whiteboard within the classroom.

Planning and Preparation

We expect every class to be different in content so that students who are with us for multiple weeks do not repeat the same material. We provide a bank of lesson plans and resources however we expect you to use your wealth of experience, plus tried and tested lessons, that you can adapt for the students at Varsity International. Our lesson plans exist as a guide and it is our expectation that teachers will edit and adapt them to suit each class.

Pastoral Role

During the time the children are with you for lessons, they are your responsibility. This responsibility begins when you take the class from the camp manager just prior to their lesson and continues through until you integrate them back into their camp activity groups after their lesson has ended. During this time you will follow camp procedure in terms of supervision during breaks and when children need to leave the classroom for any reason.  


Keep accurate records of attendance, incidents, accidents and maintain an open line of communication to your manager regarding the children on camp.

Venues & Dates:
  • LVS Ascot, London Road, Ascot, SL5 8DR. Monday 13th July until Friday 31st July 2020.
  • King Edward VI School, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, B15 2UB. Monday 20th July until Friday 21st August 2020.
  • Badminton School, Westbury Rd, Bristol, BS9 3BA. Monday 20th July until Friday 21st August 2020.
  • Holy Cross Prep. School, George Rd, Kingston upon Thames, London, KT2 7NU.  Monday 13th July until Friday 21st August 2020.
  • Surbiton High Prep. School, 143 Maple Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4BB. Monday 13th July until Friday 7th August 2020.
  • Sutton High School, Grove Rd, Sutton, SM1 2AW. Monday 20th July until Friday 14th August 2020.
  • Headington School, London Rd, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 7PB. Monday 13th July until Friday 21st August 2020.
  • Chandlings School, Bagley Wood, Kennington, Oxford, OX1 5ND. Monday 20th July until Friday 21st August 2020.
  • Abingdon School, Faringdon Rd, Abingdon, OX14 1BQ. Monday 20th July until Friday 14th August 2020.

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  • CELTA/TESOL/TEFL or equivalent, ideally with experience of teaching students aged 4 – 14.
  • Ability to teach EFL to mixed classes – different nationalities, abilities and ages.
  • Experience of short course holiday summer schools desirable.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic with a can-do attitude.
  • A passion for working with and developing children’s English language ability.
  • Experienced in the delivery or meaningful English lessons with the ability and experience of tailoring the structure and content according to age and ability of the children.
  • Good organisation and communication skills.
  • Flexible, team player, able to adapt to dynamic situations and the challenges of a busy day camp.
  • Keen to fulfil a challenging, hugely rewarding and fun job in the summer holiday.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Deliver engaging English lessons for classes of up to 12 students aged between 4 and 14 in four ability level groups from beginner to advanced.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures on camp are adhered to by yourself and the students in your care, including health and safety, and safeguarding procedures.
  • Take a pastoral role welcoming new students onto camp and into your classes and feeding back any concerns regarding the child’s experience or wellbeing.
  • Meet parents during the sign-in process each day, answer any questions they have and give them feedback regarding the child’s progress.
  • Monitor student progress and complete a brief student assessment form at the end of each week to ensure the smooth transition of students from one week to another.
  • Complete a Final Report for the students you have taught.
  • At all times behave in a manner that reflects the expectations of Varsity International.
  • Show the required energy, enthusiasm and professionalism for the duration of your contract, acting as an ambassador for Varsity International and behaving as a suitable role model for students.
Hours & Benefits:
  • 8am – 5pm every Monday & 8:30am – 5:30pm Tuesday to Friday (8.5 hours per day).
  • £TBC per week depending on experience.
  • 30 min unpaid lunch break.

Staff are expected to attend the Training Day regardless of when their contractual term begins with Varsity International. Exceptions to this may be made in extreme circumstances.

  • Training Day – Saturday 4th July 2019 at St. Gabriel’s School, Newbury 

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