our Company Guidlines

Caledonian English was founded in 2016 by experienced EFL teachers and directors. We bring many years of experience in Education Management and Modern Language Teaching.

 

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GENERAL GUIDLINES

Caledonian English provides Teaching Consulting Services to a network of Language schools and to participating state schools. We provide EFL Teacher training and recruitment; course and syllabus creation and management; Examination Centre setup and management. Most of our services are co-ordinated by our main Centre in Barletta previously in Calabria which also provides EFL courses and examinations to students of all level and ages locally and online.

 

Our first-hand experience as teachers gives us a special insight into the relationship between teacher and student and a better understanding of what is needed to provide a better teaching/learning experience.

We operate within an innovative and dynamic framework to ensure quality teaching across all our schools. We value our teachers’ and students’ feedback and constantly strive to better our methods. Teaching materials, methods and resources are reviewed on a regular basis from the provided feedback from students and regular teacher meetings.

Although all our teachers operate within a set of guidelines and framework to ensure the same quality and standards across all schools, our teachers are encouraged to bring with them their individuality, humour and personality into the classroom to create a fun and enjoyable learning environment for students of all ages.

The main Centre in Barletta is headed by Managers and founders Mr and Mrs David and Hanane Macfarlane. The Teaching and examinations are conducted by David Macfarlane and Hanane Macfarlane in collaboration with other teachers, examiners etc. from other accredited schools and partners

  • PHYSICAL RESOURCES

    All Classrooms contain the following equipment required for using the online teaching resources:

    •    Modern Interactive whiteboard.
    •    Interactive Ultra-short-throw Projector.
    •    Computer or laptop which connect to projector.
    •    Webcam
    •    2.1 sound Audio set up to ensure adequate sound reproduction.
    •    Ultra-High-speed-Fibre internet access.

     

    In addition, Teachers across all affiliated centres have access to an online Teacher Resource portal where they can review and print the required course documentation. More information is provided in the section labelled Quality assurance.

  • HUMAN RESOURCES

    As mentioned in the Quality assurance section, considerable effort is made to ensure that all teachers are qualified with adequate experience

    Our requirements as set out on our website:
    Ideal candidates should be native speakers or have sufficient demonstrable experience living/working/studying in an English-speaking country and have the following requirements:
    •    Previous teaching experience
    •    Degree
    •    TEFL or equivalent teaching qualification
    •    Basic IT and Presentation skills
    •    Positive and enthusiastic
    Where necessary, newly qualified teachers are supported by experienced senior teachers. All teachers undergo an initial induction training and are provided with the necessary resources and material to conduct lessons in accordance with Caledonian English’s promise to deliver high-quality educational services.

  • QUALITY ASSURANCE

    Considerable effort is made to ensure that all teachers are qualified with adequate experience.

    Where necessary newly qualified teachers are supported by experienced senior teachers. All teachers undergo an initial induction training and are provided with the necessary resources and material to conduct lessons in accordance with Caledonian English’s quality guarantee.
    Teachers across all affiliated centres have access to an online Teacher Resource portal (http://www.caledonianenglish.com/teachers) where they can review and print the required course documentation, Syllabus, Course programmes, lesson plans, timetables, teaching resources, presentations tutorials etc.
    Every lesson is accompanied by a Student handout, teacher key with instructions and supporting presentation which guides the teacher and students through the lesson and ensures that all aspects of the lessons are adequately covered. The listening, reading, speaking and writing exercises are all integrated into a multimedia presentation. 
    Registered students are provided in advance with an accompanying handout which is accessible online in the students’ section (http://www.caledonianenglish.com/areastudent). 
    Teachers also have an accompanying handout for each lesson which includes instructions on how to manage the lesson along with the teacher key.
    Students are then required to follow up the material using our online platform which uses state-of-the-art spaced repetition algorithms to schedule flashcards for the student to review. 
    The course is subdivided into different parts at the end of which students are required to do a review lesson which summarises and tests the students’ knowledge of all the material in that section. 
    The material is constantly monitored and updated based on student and teacher feedback through our website and social media channels. 
    To ensure efficient communication, teachers are all registered on a group chat where they can share any difficulties or questions they might have about upcoming or previously scheduled lessons and appropriate action is taken in response to any issues that may arise. 
    Regular webinar team meetings and trainings are scheduled to ensure teachers are kept up to date and trained.
    Our system ensures a high level of quality assurance as all teachers are provided with identical, adequate training and resources across all centres affiliated under Caledonian English.

  • EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

    Everyone is treated with respect

    Caledonian English complies with the Equal opportunities policies and procedures as defined in EU and local law to prevent any discrimination on the grounds of sex, (including sexual orientation) race, disability and religion. 
    Discrimination of any kind is not tolerated in any form in the recruitment of staff or in the admission of students. Please refer to the Equal Ops and Ethics Policy Manual for full details.

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY

    Caledonian English genuinely cares for its staff and students

    Caledonian English has a health and safety policy statement in line with current health and safety guidelines available on the HSE website at www.hse.gov.uk/risk/risk-assessment-and-policy-template.doc and in accordance with local Government regulations in Italy at https://www.certifico.com/guide-sicurezza-lavoro-inail.
    Caledonian English genuinely cares for its staff and students and wants to portray this in its health and safety policy. Please refer to the Health and Safety Policy Manual for full details

  • ADMISSIONS/INDUCTION PROCESSES FOR LEARNERS

    Smaller class sizes make it easier for teachers to accommodate and manage students who require additional assistance.

    All students are given a preliminary interview to assess their needs and objectives. The students are also required to take a diagnostic test before a course is advised or assigned. 
    Once assigned to a course, students are required to attend an induction lesson which aims to introduce and familiarise students with the course content, material, resources etc.
    In the induction students are also instructed on how to follow the course and use the material and designated students’ portal on our website. 
    Learners with special requirements are handled on a case per case basis and additional assistance is provided where necessary and possible. As a policy we aim to keep our class sizes to a maximum of 8-10 students. The smaller class sizes make it easier for teachers to accommodate and manage students who require additional assistance. 

  • COMPLAINTS & APPEALS 

    Complaints and Appeals relating to staff and school are handled on a case per case basis

    Complaints and Appeals relating to staff are handled on a case per case basis and are managed at the local level by school administrators in accordance with local employment laws and regulations. 
    Complaints and Appeals relating to student exam results are dealt with in accordance with the complaints and appeals procedures of the awarding body. Please refer to the Complaints Policy Manual and the Appeals Policy Manual for full details.

  • PHYSICAL SECURITY

    Security is everyone’s responsibility and all personnel working in Caledonian English must make every effort to comply with this Policy.

    The security and protection of Caledonian English assets, facilities, personnel and students is fundamental to the effective and efficient working of Caledonian English.
    This Policy provides a framework which allows us to manage resources in the most secure way.
    Security is everyone’s responsibility and all personnel working in Caledonian English must make every effort to comply with this Policy.
    Please refer to the Physical Security Policy Manual for full details.

  • IT SECURITY & DATA PROTECTION

    The implementation of these policies is important to maintain and demonstrate our integrity in our dealing with customers and suppliers.

    Caledonian English has policies in place to protect from all threats, whether internal or external, deliberate or accidental, the information assets of:
    •    CALEDONIAN ENGLISH;
    •    Students/Clients;
    •    Staff/Teachers;
    •    Partners/Affiliates;
    The implementation of these policies is important to maintain and demonstrate our integrity in our dealing with customers and suppliers.
    Please refer to the IT Security Policy Manual for full details.

  • EXTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE

    Caledonian English conducts external inspections and audits on all satellite schools.

    Aside from the quality assurance system in relation to teaching, course development and management, Caledonian English conducts external inspections and audits on all satellite schools under its management to ensure that all schools have adequate facilities and are providing a level of service in accordance with the criteria set out by Caledonian English. 
    Additional inspections are made in satellite centres which wish to attain accreditation or recognition by any external awarding body to ensure that the schools meet the requirements. 
    Inspections are made to ensure that centres meet and comply with Caledonian English and, where appropriate, qualification approval criteria.
    Inspections relate to systems and quality assurance, including that for the conduct of examinations.

  • Pandemic Response Planning 

    Study safely. Guidelines to lower the immediate risk and limit the spread of the disease.

    In response to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, Caledonian English has adopted a new policy document to deal with future Pandemic emergencies.

    This policy is intended for companies that do not meet the definition of critical infrastructure as defined by local Government. This type of organization may be requested by public health officials to close their offices to non-essential personnel or completely during a pandemic to lower the immediate risk and limit the spread of the disease.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Caledonian English

NUOVA APERTURA A BARLETTA 

Via Geremia Di Scanno, 72 - 76121 - Barletta (BAT) ITALY

Tel/Whatsapp: +39 3880538561

UK: +44 1582807641

Skype: Caledonian English

info@caledonianenglish.com

PEC: davidalexander.macfarlane@widipec.it

 

 

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