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.
The school is currently seeking a suitably qualified and experienced individual to join the LICS community in this role with effect on 1st August 2023.
- Demonstrate a passion for the excellent integration of technology in every primary school classroom
- Believe in the educational benefits of learners’ competence with technology
- Demonstrate excellent knowledge and understanding of learners and how they learn
- Have excellent subject and curriculum content knowledge and know how to teach it
- Implement effective planning, teaching, learning, assessment, and reporting
- Support class teachers’ curriculum delivery using technology
- Demonstrate innovative, flexible, and effective classroom practice
- Create and maintain a safe, fun, and inclusive learning environment
- Be able to coordinate robotics events and maker fairs within and beyond the school community
- Promote Global Citizenship in class and around school
- Engage professionally with learners, colleagues, parents, and the wider community
2. Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree, QTS, PGCE, and/or PGCE at Primary level (or equivalent)
- Proven ability and experience in teaching ICT across the Primary range
- Registration with a Teachers’ Accreditation / Registration Body
- Excellent English language reading and writing skills
- Experience with the Cambridge Primary Curriculum preferable
- Excellent IT literacy, knowledge, and experience of tools such as Microsoft
- Working knowledge of Seesaw and Canvas will be an advantage
- Ability to drive programming, coding, and robotics in the Primary school
- Experience using LEGO Robotics, Arduino, and Makey-Makey resources with Primary learners.
- Drive to develop creativity using iPads through applications such as Green Screen, Stop Motion, etc.
- Experience with STEAM integration in the curriculum.
- Experience in excellent administration and management of online platforms
- Ability to train staff in the use of IT software and hardware and a clear, regular commitment to this
3. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
- Promote ICT as an exciting, innovative and high-profile subject in Primary School
- For each class, plan and prepare termly schemes of work in accordance with the school’s curriculum, including differentiation
- Teach the learners assigned to him/her, setting and marking work to be carried out in school or at home in accordance with the curriculum and homework policy
- Assess, record, and report the effort, attainment, and progress of learners according to the school’s assessment policy and set targets
- Assess and invigilate learners, assisting Class Teachers, with standardised assessment tests or external examinations that the school requires
- Ensure that the school maintains a lively, stimulating environment through regularly renewed displays of learners’ work and demonstrations of ICT/robotics activities during events
- Show innovation in regularly reviewing the ICT curriculum and schemes of work
- Keep up to date on the latest educational technology developments, evaluating, implementing as appropriate, and providing related PD for colleagues
- Train Class Teachers in the facilitation of project presentations using technology
- Order ICT resources, including robotics, to ensure learners develop up-to-date and strong ICT skills
- Through differentiated work and in cooperation with the Student Success Services (SSS) provide a stimulating environment accessible to all learners
- Write informative and detailed reports to parents to impart up-to-date information on their child’s effort and attainment and set targets
- Ensure all learner data for ICT is regularly updated on Academic Reporting online systems
- Maintain very good discipline (in line with the behaviour policy) within his/her classes, in co-operation with others in the Primary School in order to uphold the ethos of the school
- Safeguard the health and safety of the children and promote their well-being at all times
- Register and monitor learners’ attendance and follow up on absences
- Promote the personal and social well-being of individual learners and any class or group of learners assigned to him/her, through vigilance and communication with Class Teachers and DSL
- Provide guidance and advice to learners on educational and social matters
- Make records of, and reports on, the personal and social needs of learners including incident records/files
- Run ICT and Robotics afternoon clubs for learners across the Primary School
- Attend assemblies, parent-teacher conferences, orientation evenings, and other events as required.
- Assist Class Teachers and Management with setting up required technology for weekly assemblies and other school events
- Provide a programme of online workshops for parents related to online safety, managing devices in the home, BYOD, etc
- Promote and uphold the school’s Vision & Mission statements
- Professional Development
- Participate in the appraisal of his/her performance and that of other teachers according to the School’s appraisal policy
- Regularly review his/her methods of teaching according to learner needs and prevailing educational developments appropriate to LICS
- Participate in arrangements for further training and professional development as a teacher as appropriate.
- Provide professional development/ staff training as required in the field of Technology Integration
- Contribute as appropriate to the professional development of other teachers and non-teaching staff, including the induction of teachers new to the school
- Staff Meetings
- Participate in all whole staff meetings / PD sessions and all meetings which relate to the teacher’s professional duties whether during or outside school hours.
5. Application Process
Please visit our website (www.lics.sch.zm/career-opportunities), and fill in the online application form and upload a detailed CV with a cover letter along with three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor by 16.12.2022, Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. LICS retains the right to appoint for this position before the closing date.
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.