Primary School Teacher

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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 currently has an opening in the Primary School and is looking for a suitably qualified individual to join the LICS community in this role with effect 1 August 2022.

1. Requirements

  • Demonstrate a genuine interest in and understanding of learners and how they learn.
  • Implement effective planning, teaching, learning, assessment and data analysis.
  • Demonstrate innovative and effective classroom practice.
  • Create and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • Advocate and facilitate learner-led education as appropriate.
  • Registration with a Teachers’ Accreditation / Registration Body.

2. Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree, QTS, PGCE and/or PGCE at Primary level (or equivalent).
  • Experience of teaching within the Primary range, KS1 or KS2.
  • Proven ability and experience of teaching a whole class in a primary school.
  • IT literacy and a thirst for continuous IT learning and experience of Google Educational Apps, Microsoft Office 365 and a wide variety of educational apps.
  • Proven ability to write informative and accurate progress reports on learners.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven team player.
  • Ability to set up the physical classroom to promote collaboration of learners and active learning.
  • Experience of mindfulness programmes for young learners.

3. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

3.1 Academic

  • Plan and prepare termly schemes of work, differentiating work for a range of learners.
  •  Set and mark work, assess, record, analyse and report the development, progress, and attainment of learners according to the school’s assessment policy.
  • Prepare, assess, and invigilate learners assessments or external examinations.
  • Actively promote ‘Global Citizenship’ in the everyday classroom and through special projects.
  • Through differentiated work and in cooperation with the Student Success Services (SSS) provide a stimulating environment that caters for all learners.
  • 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.

3.2  Pastoral

  • 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.
  • Provide guidance to learners on educational, social and emotional matters.
  • Keep records of the personal and social needs of learners including incident records.
  • 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.

3.3  Professional Development

  • Participate in the teacher appraisal system according to the School’s appraisal policy.
  • Participate in arrangements for further training and professional development as a teacher as appropriate.

3.4  Staff Meetings

  • Participate in all whole-staff meetings, weekly Primary Development Meetings, PD sessions, sometimes outside of school hours.

4. Remuneration

Competitive package.

5. Application Process

Please visit our website (), fill in the online application form and upload a detailed CV with a covering letter along with three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor by 03.01.2022, Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

6. Safeguarding

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.

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