Head of EAL (Years 1 – 5)
To deliver outstanding EAL provision in Years 1 – 5 and support with admissions evaluations.
The successful candidate will play a key role in the development of EAL at Wellington College in
Shanghai. The College is therefore looking for a well-qualified, native speaker of English who would
relish the challenge of working with high ability children whose English needs further development
for them to achieve highly in the curriculum at Wellington.
The EAL teacher will have the responsibility for the planning and teaching of the subject to the
designated class, the content of each lesson being determined from within the key stage scheme of
work which they would be expected to help further shape in time. They would work closely with all
class teachers and heads of year to ensure consistent delivery throughout the cohort. In addition, the
EAL teacher will have responsibility for in-class support, working within a classroom environment.
They will be expected to have clear intervention plans, devised together and with the support of
classroom teachers, such that progress is excellent. The EAL teacher will be expected to take the lead
in structuring vocabulary acquisition and subject-specific language development. The objective of
every EAL teacher should be the graduation from the EAL programme for each of their pupils and for
them to transition smoothly and successfully to mainstream provision.
The teacher must ensure that a good learning environment is provided for the teaching of EAL, and
that the Pupils develop a positive attitude to the subject at Wellington. The teacher must present
lessons in a structured and coordinated manner with due regard to the ability of the pupils and the
curriculum targets of the particular year group.
The teacher will also be required to carry out the assessment of prospective pupil for admission.
They will work with the Heads of Phase to select the correct form and range of age-appropriate
assessments, administering those assessments (individually or in small groups), marking and
following up on questions with parents and the Heads of Phase, interviewing the children and their
TEACHING AND LEARNING:
• To monitor and evaluate constantly the effectiveness of your own teaching, maintaining
good standards of practice and ensuring progression. To participate fully in the staff
appraisal system, with classroom observation of colleagues and a willingness to be
personally observed within the classroom.
• To submit books, records or planning as required for monitoring by colleagues or the
Head of EAL.
• To regularly assess the students’ work by means of formal and informal termly/half-termly
assessment, as directed by the Head of EAL, and the Head of Prep. To communicate with
the Head of EAL regarding any student whose progress or behaviour gives cause for
• To communicate with parents on a regular basis, as directed by the Head of EAL and
Head of Prep. To attend parents’ meetings as required and to provide accurate, honest
information regarding the progress of individuals in EAL at these meetings. To report to
the parents in the form of regular written reports, and when may be additionally required
by the Head of Prep.
• To maintain all the relevant Wellington records, and ensure they are provided/delivered
at the stipulated time. To keep all records relating to the students’ academic progress,
and to ensure that these records are shared with colleagues and are available for
inspection by the Head of EAL and the Head of Prep.
• To be involved in developing, implementing and monitoring all College policies regarding
EAL, and to assist in the necessary documentation pertaining to the subject, where
required by the Head of EAL.
• To ensure that the examples of the students’ work are displayed and presented to a high
standard in the classroom, and, where appropriate, throughout Wellington. To ensure
that these displays are changed regularly.
• To ensure that the classroom and adjacent corridors are kept suitably tidy for prospective
parents, to welcome the latter into the classroom and be prepared to give a short
explanation of lesson content and displays etc.
PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To ensure attendance at Wellington between stipulated hours and to attend all
meetings/functions deemed to be directed time.
• To set high standards with regard to punctuality and to insist on the same from the
pupils. To encourage good timekeeping amongst the pupils, monitor lateness within the
class and provide remedies, both individual and general, to rectify its occurrence.
• To apply consistently and diligently the rules of Wellington College to maintain discipline,
standards of dress and to safeguard the happiness, safety and wellbeing of all students.
• To ensure that students know, understand, and follow the Wellington rules.
• To request approval from the Master, via the relevant line manager, for any absence from
Wellington and to give notice to appropriate people, especially the Director of EAL in
good time. Wherever possible, to make medical appointments outside normal directed
• To maintain, with the rest of the teaching staff, high standards of conduct both in and out
of the classroom. To act always in a way that conforms to the Wellington ethos and
values and is in the best interests of all pupils.
• To emphasise the importance of safety and of safe methods of working in the classroom,
and indeed in all areas of Wellington and the curriculum.
• To communicate to the pupils that they must take a responsible attitude to equipment
and materials, with which they have been provided, and that they will be punished and
possibly charged for damage inflicted upon Wellington property.
• To maintain smart and professional standards of appearance.
• To carry out duties in the Wellington as required and timetabled by the Heads of Phase
and the head of Prep. This will include playtime supervision, lunchtime supervision and
• To provide cover for absent colleagues as and when deemed necessary by the Head of
• To attend and participate fully in Wellington College Staff Development and INSET
programmes. To attend staff meetings and briefings as and when required by the Head of
• To assist the Head of EAL with the resourcing of EAL for Wellington.• a full role in the weekly co-curricular activities programme. The programme will take
place outside of the prescribed teaching hours, as directed by the Master or Head of
• To make a significant contribution to school assemblies, and newsletters, and by so doing
highlight the work carried out by students in the subject.
• To contribute as fully as possible to the annual calendar of school events, in whatever
Bachelor’s degree, teaching certificate with QTS.
• A minimum of 2 years teaching experience.
• Knowledge of English National Curriculum is desirable.
• Experience of working with pupils with EAL.
• Experience of working within teams.
• Good understanding of using Microsoft Platforms.Please submit CV and cover letter, together with an application form (available to download from
Please note that any application with missing materials will not be considered.
Wellington College International Shanghai is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children
and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to enhanced
pre-employment clearance, including identity checks, criminal background checks, qualifications
checks and employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps in employment.