Top Tips: Teaching at UK summer schools

Summer school season is nearly upon us! This is my favourite time of year – you get to work in some great locations around the UK, visit famous attractions and generally have a lot of fun! I’ll be missing out this year, but I’ve worked at 6 different schools in the past. Each time I’ve been a Teacher and Activity Leader. If you’re doing a similar role this year then here are a few tips to help you hit the ground running!

Prepare yourself…

Summer schools are pretty manic. The hours will mount up, tiredness will set in, and you might find it hard to stay positive and energetic. Just prepare yourself, that’s all. You might assume that fun work will mean easy work. However, just when you think there’s a spare 10 minutes to relax, something usually comes up. Don’t be surprised (at some schools) to be on the go from 7am – 10pm. Some small preparation made before summer can help free up some time during it.

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