Concorde International has been providing Summer Schools for 50 years, and welcomes students from many countries and cultures.
At each of our summer centres, the management teams, teachers and activity leaders, many of whom return each summer, work together to provide every student with the best possible experience.
From day one, students are fully occupied by the stimulating combination of the academic, social and cultural programmes, and certainly have no time to get bored! Whether presenting projects to the rest of the school, learning about the cultural history of the local area, chatting and relaxing over lunch or discovering the sights of London, students have every opportunity to mix with friends from other countries, practise their English and have fun together.
We do everything we can to ensure that our students have the best possible time and that they take home some fantastic memories of their visit to England. Our success is largely due to the commitment and professionalism of our staff, and it is important that we uphold these values.
At Concorde International we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students aged under 18 and expect all our stakeholders to share this commitment.
Our English courses and EFL Teachers are accredited by the British Council. We are a member of EnglishUK and an authorised centre for University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations.
Working at Concorde International Summer Schools
The first thing you should know is that every day is different! None of our positions are 9-5 jobs, and summer school is very different from working in state education. What follows gives you a general idea of how things work from Day 1 of the summer—and after the first few days it’s all plain sailing!
This is when you meet the management team and all your colleagues. There is a lot of general information to take in about health and safety, child protection and safeguarding, and fire regulations, as well as all the details of the summer programme. For the latter, EFL teachers and Activity Leaders have separate workshops about the academic and activity programmes. There is also a tour of the school campus and the surrounding area.
Student Arrival Day
This is when the centre really starts running! At residential centres, staff help the students find their rooms, help with heavy luggage and show students around the site, before holding a welcome party in the evening. In Non-Residential centres, new students are welcomed by the Homestay Organiser and introduced to their hosts—staff have a day off!
Residential staff help with 'wake up and breakfast', and then all the students, both Homestay and Residential will go to school, unsure where to go and looking a bit lost. Activity Leaders have class registers and lists of students' names, and help to direct students to the correct classroom, where the EFL Teachers give them all a placement test. After break, during which the students are supervised by Activity Leaders, EFL Teachers go through the student handbook and give the students an Induction Lesson. Meanwhile, Activity Leaders are busy preparing the activities for the afternoon and evening, and the excursions for that week.