Frances King School of English requires a Director of Studies to oversea the Academic Management of the business. This is a full-time, permanent position based in central London (Gloucester Road). Start date: as soon as possible

Academic Management
* Liaising with the Executive Principal on courses to be run at the school
* Organising student placement tests
* Timetabling classes and teachers effectively
* Overseeing progress testing
* Updating and revising syllabuses

Management of Teaching Staff
* Coordinating the recruitment of new and temporary staff
* Ensuring effective induction procedures are in place for new staff
* Observing lessons frequently enough to ensure the quality of teaching
* Providing support and guidance to teachers
* Organising CPD for teachers
* Carrying out Professional Development Reviews (PDR) with teachers
* Organising regular staff meetings
* Encouraging a positive working environment
* Maintaining a supportive relationship with teaching staff

Academic Administration
* Ensuring class registers are kept up to date
* Validating changes of level for students
* Keeping a record of staff attendance for payroll
* Checking staff timesheets and submitting them to the Finance Department in a timely manner
* Maintaining staff records
* Maintaining records of staff meetings
* Maintaining records of student examination results (IELTS etc.)
* Answering course queries from existing and potential students
* Maintaining administrative standards in line with the British Council accreditation programme

Teaching Hours
* Maintaining an active role in the teaching timetable
* Making cover arrangement in the case of staff absence

Social Programme
* Overseeing planning of social programme activities
* Organising staffing of activities and events

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