Lusaka International Community School (LICS)
Based in Lusaka, Zambia, Lusaka International Community School (LICS) is a co-educational, secular, fee-paying, non-profit school, which provides an internationally recognised education to a culturally diverse, globally-minded student body in a caring and supportive learning environment. LICS holds in high esteem its vision statement which is to “maximise the potential of future world citizens”.
LICS is a leading independent Pre-Primary, Primary, and Secondary School based in the leafy suburb of Roma in Lusaka, Zambia, and is a member of CIS, AISA, and ISAZ.
LICS Primary School is currently seeking two qualified individuals to join the LICS community as Class Teachers with effect 1st August 2023.
- Be a proven team player and proactive in Primary School development
- Understand how the discerning use of IT in the classroom can greatly enhance the depth of learning
- Show a genuine and visible interest in and understanding of children and how they learn
- Demonstrate innovative and flexible classroom practice
- Create and maintain a safe, fun, and inclusive learning environment
- Facilitate learner-led active education to deepen understanding and develop confidence in learners
- Enjoy collaborating with colleagues and other members of the wider community
- An interest in robotics, coding, and/or community outreach would be welcomed
- Be registered with a Teachers’ Accreditation / Registration Body
2. Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree, QTS, PGCE, and/or PGCE at Primary level (or equivalent).
- Have experience in teaching within the Primary range, KS1 or KS2.
- Proven ability and experience teaching a whole primary school class.
- IT literacy and a thirst for continuous IT learning and experience of Microsoft Office 365, and a wide variety of educational apps.
- Experience using iPads in the classroom and beyond.
- Proven ability to write informative and accurate progress reports on learners.
- Ability to set up the physical classroom to promote collaboration of learners and active learning.
- Experience in mindfulness programs for young learners and best safeguarding practices.
3. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
- Plan and prepare termly schemes of work, differentiating work for a range of learners.
- Set and mark work, assess, record, analyse and report learners’ development, progress, and attainment according to the school’s assessment policy.
- Prepare, assess, and invigilate learners’ class assessments or external examinations.
- Actively promote ‘Global Citizenship’ in the everyday classroom and through special projects.
- Through differentiation and in cooperation with the Student Success Services (SSS) provide a stimulating environment that caters to all.
- Write informative reports to parents to impart up-to-date feedback on their child’s progress including setting targets.
- Upload data to tracking spreadsheets and systems as requested by the VPA and/or subject coordinators.
- Lead at least one after-school activity per week.
- Maintain discipline (in line with the behaviour policy) to uphold the ethos of the school.
- Attend duties as scheduled with vigilance regarding learner safety and general behaviour.
- Safeguard the children and promote their well-being at all times, understanding how to work confidentially with the Designated Safeguarding Lead.
- Play a key role in the pastoral care of learners, being aware of learner needs and changes in behaviour.
- Register, monitor, and report learner attendance and follow up on absences.
- Guide learners on educational, social, and emotional matters.
- Keep records of the personal and social needs of learners including incident records using online tools.
- Communicate and consult regularly and systematically with parents and others concerned with the welfare and progress of learners.
- Teach the school’s PSHE curriculum.
- Attend assemblies, parent-teacher conferences, orientation presentations, and events as appropriate, sometimes after school hours.
- Professional Development
- Participate in the teacher appraisal system according to the school’s Appraisal Policy.
- Attend further training and professional development as a teacher as required.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning through independent self-development.
- Staff Meetings
- Participate in all whole-staff meetings, weekly Primary Development Meetings, and PD sessions, sometimes outside of school hours.
5. Application Process
Please visit our website (www.lics.sch.zm/career-opportunities), fill in the online application form and upload a detailed CV with a cover letter along with details of three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor by 16.12.2022, Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Lusaka International Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate’s appointment will be subject to full security vetting.