TeachingWe use 'Task-Based Learning' and 'Traditional' teaching. (We have a video showing some of the teaching methods)
'Task-Based Learning' = using English as a working language. In 2019, the 'task' is creating a video, Students will:
- Create a film script
- Use the script as a basis for language-study
- Film the script with themselves as actors and film crew
- Edit the film using computers
- Take ownership of a film uploaded to Vimeo which can be enjoyed by family and friends at home.
are led by a DELTA-qualified Academic Manager
Joe Wallis is our Academic Manager (see and hear him here).
There is also a Course Tutor and a Senior Teacher
Other teachers work in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Most of our young visitors come to us on personal recommendation
Numbers are kept quite small so that staff can get to know everybody and treat each person as an individual
Many of the children who came to us in the 1970s and 1980s are now sending their own children so they can have the same international experience with the feeling of independence in a safe and secure environment.
Former students of any age keep in contact via our Facebook page.
we request a brief 'letter of recommendation' for those new to us before acceptance
This is written by their own teacher and tells us they are well-behaved and positive about studying
Students and parents must read the 'Notes for Students' and 'Notes for Parents'.
- are resident in the School
- are checked for suitability to look after young people
- are made aware of their responsibilities to exercise pastoral care
- are initiated into safeguarding
Management staff have advanced level safeguarding training.
The staff:pupil ratio is better than 1:6.
Still uncertain? Read 'A letter from Louise' here... See more of the fun here, here and here...
- There are 15 'taught hours' per week. Here is the Timetable:
- 08.00 Breakfast
- 09.00 First lesson
- 09.45 Break
- 09.55 Second lesson
- 10.40 Long Break
- 11.10 Third lesson
- 11.55 Break
- 12.05 Fourth lesson
- 12.50 Break
- 13.00 Lunch
- 13.45 Digest/Masterclass
- 14.15 Break
- 14.45 Organised sports and games
- 18.00 Dinner
- 19.00 Social events
- 21.00 Hot chocolate and biscuits
- 21.30 'Club'
- 22.45 Bedtime (or 22.30)
Our programme of activities includes football, basketball, volleyball, frisbee, baseball, tennis and swimming.
There is also a variety of non-sporting activities on the programme.
A Day in the Life
Want to know what a typical day looks like? Well look no further...