Home or Away?
Residential or Non-Residential Summer School?
Working in Summer Schools can be exhilarating, developmental, fun and lucrative (yes, lucrative!), depending on the choices you make.
First, you might like to decide whether you want to work in a residential or non-residential environment.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
So, are you after the immersive (more lucrative) option, or do you want to enjoy a lot more freedom outside of school?
When you are researching schools, you might want to find out the following:
WHAT’S THE PAY?
WHAT ARE THE WORKING DAYS?
WHAT ARE THE WORKING HOURS?
WHAT ARE MY ROLES IN ADDITION TO TEACHING?
WHAT FACILITIES ARE THERE?
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE THERE FOR PROFESSIONAL GROWTH?
CAN I GET INVOLVED IN OTHER ACTIVITIES, SPORTS, LEISURE ACTIVITES etc?
Personally, I love the residential experience, the camaraderie, intensity, and variety. However, I can understand that if you don’t like those things, a residential experience could be very difficult.
Whatever you decide, good luck!
Stuart Pollard is Director of Junior ELT for Skola International Community School.
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If you wish to join the debate on residential vs non residential Summer programmes, please leave your comments below.
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