Established in 2003, Castle School maintains high standards and a good reputation in Brighton & Hove. Castle School offers top quality courses all year round; it specializes in General English Courses, Cambridge Exam Preparation Courses, and IELTS Courses.

We offer excellent teaching opportunities and a package of professional guidance and development as well as promotion opportunities to become Senior Teachers or the Director of Studies.

At Castle School we believe in a communicative and student-centred teaching approach which includes:

  • activities that stimulate purposeful and realistic communication
  • materials and activities that motivate students
  • pair work and group work to maximise the speaking opportunities for all students in the class
  • a balanced focus between accuracy & fluency
  • selecting suitable materials according to the students' learning styles & needs
  • appropriate feedback on student performance given by the teacher

Qualification requirements:

  • BA./MA.
  • TEFL Certificate or Diploma
  • Preferably a minimum of one year's teaching experience
  • Motivation, commitment and enthusiasm

The ideal candidate is reliable, responsible, flexible and willing to work closely with students, management and all members of staff.

Castle School Teachers

At Castle School, we have high teaching standards and focus on:

  • teaching qualifications & experience
  • a thorough recruitment process
  • a professional development programme for all our teachers
  • regular observations of lessons and feedback

We offer our teachers:

  • an excellent work environment, resource library, computers and Internet access
  • monthly workshops and development opportunities
  • academic support through the Director of Studies

Our teaching staff:

  • are native level speakers
  • have pedagogical education and/or internationally recognised teaching qualifications

Quality assurance at Castle School:

  • regular observation of teachers followed by feedback sessions
  • regular student feedback
  • independent inspections by the British Council
  • regular student council meetings
  • monthly teacher development meetings

Academic Support

  • Approachable Director of Studies
  • Ongoing teacher development
  • Regular observations and feedback
  • Good resources
  • Opportunities for peer observations
  • Teachers‘ room with computers and WiFi access

Teacher Development

Here are examples of workshops that have been offered:

  • Using technology in the classroom
  • Learner preferences
  • Different learning styles
  • Reading skills
  • Speaking activities in the classroom
  • Error correction
  • Teaching Exam classes

Student Services

Student Services

Here at Castle School, staff can offer students help on: Welfare & Counselling, Passports & Visas, Insurance & Personal Security, Health & Safety, University Placement Advice and Airport Transfer.

Our Location

Our Location

We are situated a stone's throw from the main Brighton Shopping Centre of Churchill Square and a mere 10 minutes walk from the train station.

Accommodation in Brighton

Accommodation in Brighton

With both Home Stay and Self Catering accommodation on offer, you can find the right accommodation suitable for you. The average commuting time from nearby accommodation to school is just 15-30 mintues.

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