Ruel, London (Farringtons) Teacher 2014 – 2018
"I've worked with Kings for several years now and although every summer is different, every environment is the same: family. Kings is like a small family when it comes to approaching day-to-day challenges or handling the normal routine.
Whether you are a well-experienced Teacher/ Activity Leader or new to the industry, it is ideal because you learn a lot on the job and are supported by your peers and managers every step of the way. I recommend Kings to anyone that wants to get a feel of working with young people without venturing too far away from home (although many teachers and activity leaders travel from all over the world to join the team – and they love it).
I'll never forget the first week of lesson planning, the first few nights I panicked as I had no idea where to start or how in depth to make it. Without even asking, a colleague at the time stepped in and gave me a few ideas that would help get the children up and moving and used to each other. A few moments later, another colleague walked into the room, overheard the conversation and joined in. Within ten minutes I had been given so many ideas I had to cut down my lesson plan to fit the duration!
This is a common occurrence at Kings; we sit down, confer and help one another complete our daily duties. This is encouraged through daily meetings with both Teachers and Activity Leaders and it makes the entire experience an unforgettable one. There are very few workplaces you can guarantee such a level of joint commitment to complete tasks.
By the end of every summer you normally make several friends that will have you travelling across the globe to try their grandma's special recipe or see their countryside with your own eyes. Kings is a special place, and if you are a person that believes in putting your all into a role, it is perfect for you."
English Language Teacher, London (Farringtons), 2014 – 2018
It is hard work but I cannot recommend the experience enough…