Computer Science 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 Secondary School and is looking for a suitably qualified individual to join the LICS community as a Computer Science Teacher with effect 1st  March 2022.

1. Requirements

  • At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience.
  • Ability to teach ICT and Computer Science at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrate excellent subject and/or specialist knowledge.
  • Experience in effective teaching and performance within the curriculum area.
  • Awareness of current issues in teaching ICT and Computer Science.
  • Excellent ICT skills to include knowledge of coding and computer programming

2. Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in education (QTS), /PGCE or equivalent
  • Additional qualifications are relevant to the role.

3. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

3.1  Planning and Setting Expectations

  • Demonstrate an excellent ability to plan.
  • Prepare lessons and sequences of lessons with clear objectives to ensure successful learning by all students.
  • Consistently set high expectations for students in general school life and their academics
  • Plan teaching to ensure it builds on the current and previous achievements of students and is centered on best practice

3.2  Teaching and Managing Pupil Learning

  • Demonstrate an excellent ability to teach, manage students and maintain discipline.
  • Ensure lessons are engaging and challenging for all ability levels.Understand and use the most effective teaching methods to achieve teaching objectives.
  • Display flair and creativity in engaging, enthusing, and challenging groups of students.
  • Develop students’ literacy, numeracy, and ICT skills as appropriate within their phase and context.
  • Provide positive and targeted support for students who have special educational needs, are very able, lack confidence, have behavioral difficulties, or are disaffected.
  • Be aware of which students are on the gifted and talented register or are highly able – and provide an appropriate level of challenge for these students.
  • Ensure that the secondary school environment is safe, well maintained, and in keeping with the health and safety policies.

3.3  Pastoral Responsibilities

  • Within the school environment.
  • Undertake child protection and safeguarding training relevant to the role.
  • Play an active role in the care, wellbeing, and safeguarding of all students.
  • Undertake child protection and safeguarding training relevant to the role.
  • Proactively act on concerns, reporting immediately using the relevant school procedures.
  • Demonstrate care, empathy, and respect for all students.
  • Actively support and encourage students to create, develop and maintain healthy friendships.
  • To actively support all school systems of recording and reporting concerns regarding student welfare, including child protection and safeguarding.
  • Act as a good role model to all students.
  • Actively participate in the school’s House System.
  • Attend trips and outdoor educational activities to support students’ personal development.
  • Take part in extracurricular activities and enrichment program
  • Model good practice to students, promoting the values as set out in the school’s mission statement.
  • Consistently apply school policies, in particular, reinforce positive behavior.

4. Remuneration

Competitive package.

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 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

To apply for this job please visit www.lics.sch.zm .

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