There is now an East of England ESOL Regional Coordinator for the Syrian Resettlement Programme (SRP) - Gill Searl. Her role has been to undertake a mapping exercise of all the ESOL provision whether formal (leading to a qualification) or informal across the region. Within the informal provision some is run by paid teachers but other provision by volunteers either in a group situation or in people's home 1;1 or 1:2.
She is now looking to facilitate the setting up of provision across Hertfordshire.
The government has allocated additional funding for those in Syrian Resettlement programme to enable them to have more intensive tuition for 6 months. ( about 10-15 hrs) a week. Her recommendations are that formal and informal are combined to provide an intensive programme
Please see below for job description for 1:1 paid teachers for those refugees not able to attend classes. She is also looking for ESOL volunteers.
If you are interested in either teaching or volunteering contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HWSF have also set up an informal network for ESOL so let us know how you get on and we will add you to our list for training or networking events.
Please feel free to pass this to anyone you think might be interested.
The Syrian Resettlement Programme is currently looking for self-employed English tutors to teach vulnerable adults on an individual basis (1to1 or 1to2) across Hertfordshire.
The learners include women who are pregnant and/or have young babies and also adults with serious medical problems.
The teachers will need to assess the learner’s level and plan
lessons to improve their English level. Some of the learners may also have literacy challenges.
These lessons may take place in the learners’ homes.
Successful applicants will fulfil the following criteria:
* Be self-employed
* Hold an ESOL teaching qualification such as CELTA
* Have at least 2 years of teaching experience
* Already have or be willing to get a DBS check
* Be flexible in terms of hours worked on a weekly basis.
Please send a CV and covering letter to: Gill Searl, Regional ESOL coordinator by email to
The covering letter must state:
* The desired rate of pay per hour
* The approximate number of hours per week available for teaching and
* The locations in Hertfordshire where the applicant is willing to teach.