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Working With Us - Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about working with us as Teaching Faculty or Pastoral Staff

Do you provide accommodation?

We have a very limited number of residential positions available for Campus Team members, and so cannot guarantee that you will be provided with a room during the summer. In the first instance, please make your own arrangements for commuting to campus or finding alternative accommodation should you not live in Oxford, Cambridge or London. Some Campus Management positions will, due the nature of their job requirements, always be residential.

What are the course dates and locations?

Oxford and Cambridge:

  • Session 1: 2nd July – 15th July 2023, 
  • Session 2: 16th July – 29th July 2023, 
  • Session 3: 30th July – 12th August 2023

London:

  • Session 1: 3rd July – 15th July 2023, 
  • Session 2: 16th July – 29th July 2023 

Yale:

  • Session 1: 2nd July – 15th July 2023, 
  • Session 2: 16th July – 29th July 2023 
Are course materials and lesson plans provided for teachers?

Our courses have all been carefully designed by subject experts who have put together a curriculum based on the most up-to-date developments in the field. All teachers will be given teaching materials in advance of the course which include a Teacher’s Guide (including lesson plans, suggested activities and assignments), as well as Powerpoints, handouts and workbooks (where required). 

Although extensive material is provided, it is expected that teachers will spend time preparing for each lesson, adapting the course materials to the students in their class (both in terms of ability and interest), and bringing their own expert knowledge for the course. 

Teachers will receive soft copies of the teaching materials on the signing of the summer contract, and hard copies will be provided on the first day of lessons. Teachers must bring their own laptops with them when teaching.

What training will I do?

Training varies depending on the role that you will be undertaking. There are mandatory online training modules that all staff members (including both new and returning campus and teaching team members) must complete before commencing employment as part of our commitment to safeguarding our students. 

There are also in-person training and induction days (days and length of sessions vary depending on roles). 

All staff members will be provided with their role handbook which they should familiarise themselves with before starting employment, and staff will be invited to online webinars and other staff events in the lead-up to the summer.

Do you cover travel expenses?

Travel to and from your regular place of work will not be reimbursed. We encourage our staff to use public transport wherever possible.

Is parking available at my campus?

Unfortunately, due to the central locations of our campuses, we are unable to provide parking at any of our sites. We encourage you to use public transport, including Oxford’s Park & Ride, wherever possible.

Are meals provided?

Campus Team Members counted as part of the student/staff ratio during mealtimes (i.e. staff supervising students during mealtimes) and residential staff may receive that meal free of charge as part of the regular serving. Teachers will not be provided with meals on campus.

Are interviews online or in-person?

The majority of our interviews will be conducted online, however for some Campus Management roles you may be asked to attend an in-person meeting in Oxford.

Are there any remote teaching positions available?

All our courses are taught in-person at our campuses in Oxford, Cambridge, London and Yale.

Will I need a DBS check? And what do I need in order to get one?

As we work with students under the age of 18, we are required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service check for all of our employees as part of the onboarding process. Evidence required for this will be your passport and two more forms of ID / proof of address. You can find out which documents are permissible on this page. The cost of the DBS will be covered by Oxford Royale.

What employment checks will I have to go through after a job offer?

Your appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, satisfactory references, and proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We reserve the right to end our employment agreement with you should the results of the above prove unsatisfactory. 

You will need a cleared DBS check,  proof of right to work, 2 references,  and proof of educational background (for teachers and Campus Management).

Do you sponsor visas?

Due to the short nature of our summer contracts we are unfortunately unable to sponsor any visa applications. During the application process you will be asked to confirm your working rights in the UK for the period of June to August 2023 – you must already have right to work status for us to be able to begin to process your application.

What is the dress code?

Staff members must be appropriately dressed at all times whilst representing Oxford Royale Academy. This includes when they are not on shift but are still on campus. All team members should dress appropriately for the role they are undertaking and consider the multicultural nature of the Oxford Royale student body.

Campus Team members will be provided with the Oxford Royale uniform. There is no set uniform for teachers, however they must dress in a smart and professional manner for all interactions with students.