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Opportunities to Teach at Lusaka International Community School (LICS)

Job Opportunities

Vacancies added- 30th April 2019

  • Head of Science with Chemistry

  • Key Stage 3 Maths Teacher

  • Experienced Learning Support Teacher (possible coordinator position) – Secondary

 

 

Working at

The school is currently engaged in significant and exciting facility development plans with two new double story buildings being constructed at the moment which will realise new administration spaces, meetings rooms, a student canteen and new staff common room. A second astro turf will be constructed soon as well as alterations to an existing building to create a world class 1000 seater amphitheatre.

LICS is widely regarded as the international school in Zambia and beyond with the most competitive sports programme in swimming, basketball, football, netball and hockey.

We place a high degree of emphasis in recruiting and retaining teachers of the highest calibre..
We employ outstanding teachers from the England, Ireland, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, USA, France, Germany and the DRC. Our teachers enjoy extensive, on-going professional development so as to ensure they remain abreast of current, best educational practice. Each of the Pre-Primary and Primary classes enjoy the services of a full time Assistant Teacher, there-by ensuring excellent student–teacher ratios.
Candidate will need to be:

  • Be up to date with the Cambridge Physical Education curriculum and assessment standards.
  • Possess a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 3 years’ relevant teaching experience.
  • A relevant swimming coaching qualification
  • Registration with a Teachers’ Accreditation / Registration Body.
  • Be a dynamic, driven person with a desire for educational excellence.
  • Be willing to be part of a successful team at a school with a well-established academic record.
  • Have a sense of humour.

Visa / work permit restrictions – minimum of a teaching degree. Age not older than 55.

How to Apply

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates are invited to submit an abridged CV with the names of three references and a letter of motivation that sets out why you feel you are suitable for the role in an evidence-led way that addresses the key requirements of the job. Email to dbailey@lics.sch.zm Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Please mention www.leopardfish.com in your application.

Teacher Benefits
  • LICS offers an exceptional remuneration package paid in US$.
  • A tax free gratuity is paid upon successful completion of each contract.
  • Fully furnished modern accommodation and monthly utility expenses are covered by the school.
  • Exceptional Medical Insurance

a range of other benefits such as generous and meaningful professional development, settling in allowances, baggage allowances etc.

School Facilities The school boasts attractive facilities on 5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds.

  • music and performance rooms
  • ICT labs
  • libraries
  • multi-purpose hall
  • basketball court,
  • 25-metre heated swimming pool as well as a beginner’s pool
  • football pitch.
  • multi-purpose games astro turf with spot lights.
Head of School Mr. Martin van der Linde
Curriculum CIPP, IGCSE, A Level

LICS currently follows the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) for Primary and writes Checkpoint (Year 6 and 9), IGCSEs and A-level examinations. The Pre-Primary School (PPS) encompasses the Early Learning Centre and the Reception classes and caters for learners between the ages of one to five years. There are four classes in the ELC (Early Learning Centre) and two Reception classes. The ELC is located in its own building in a well secured area with two playgrounds, several work and play rooms, including a child friendly kitchen where learners cook every fortnight, a library and computer room. The two Reception classes are situated in the main Primary School block and have their own playground. The school is well equipped with a wide range of equipment and materials and a dedicated staff committed to providing an optimal learning environment. The excellent child-adult ratio ensures that special care is given to the learning needs of each individual learner. The PPS is committed to providing a child-centred approach to learning and in developing the whole child socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. Specialist teachers lead learners in Physical Education, Music and French. Formal lessons in ICT are offered to children in Reception.


The school’s Learning Support Department also supports learners with special educational needs (see philosophy section for more details). Learners in the Department are grouped according to age and placed in five groups namely ELC Green (1 year-olds Infants and Toddlers), ELC Blue (2 year-olds), ELC Red (3 year-olds), ELC Yellow (3-4 year-olds) and Reception (rising 5’s). In order to provide the optimal learning environment, we have based our curriculum on the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 0-5 document designed for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years. The Foundation Stage ends in the Reception Year and the EYFS 0-5 document contains a curriculum framework that leads to the Early Learning Goals.


These are the objectives most children should achieve by the end of the Reception Year. The EYFS 0-5 gives guidance for teachers in seven learning areas for effective planning, assessment and teaching and prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2). To further enrich our curriculum we also incorporate elements from other internationally recognised educational programmes. The PPS at LICS also places great importance on parental involvement in the learning and development of young children. To this end we have a very well established ‘Parents as Partners’ programme that provides workshops, talks, social events and opportunities for parents to work with and provide activities for, learners during the school day. Another special feature of the PPS is the Aftercare facility offered to learners aged 2 to 5 years. This programme runs from 13:00hrs to 15:45hrs from Monday to Thursday. Activities offered in this programme are well planned and supplement those provided in the morning sessions.


The Pre-Primary School (PPS) encompasses the Early Learning Centre and the Reception classes and caters for learners between the ages of one to five years. There are four classes in the ELC (Early Learning Centre) and two Reception classes. The ELC is located in its own building in a well secured area with two playgrounds, several work and play rooms, including a child friendly kitchen where learners cook every fortnight, a library and computer room. The two Reception classes are situated in the main Primary School block and have their own playground. The school is well equipped with a wide range of equipment and materials and a dedicated staff committed to providing an optimal learning environment. The excellent child-adult ratio ensures that special care is given to the learning needs of each individual learner. The PPS is committed to providing a child-centred approach to learning and in developing the whole child socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. Specialist teachers lead learners in Physical Education, Music and French. Formal lessons in ICT are offered to children in Reception.


The school’s Learning Support Department also supports learners with special educational needs (see philosophy section for more details). Learners in the Department are grouped according to age and placed in five groups namely ELC Green (1 year-olds Infants and Toddlers), ELC Blue (2 year-olds), ELC Red (3 year-olds), ELC Yellow (3-4 year-olds) and Reception (rising 5’s). In order to provide the optimal learning environment, we have based our curriculum on the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 0-5 document designed for the learning, development and care of children from birth to five years. The Foundation Stage ends in the Reception Year and the EYFS 0-5 document contains a curriculum framework that leads to the Early Learning Goals.


These are the objectives most children should achieve by the end of the Reception Year. The EYFS 0-5 gives guidance for teachers in seven learning areas for effective planning, assessment and teaching and prepares children for learning in Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2). To further enrich our curriculum we also incorporate elements from other internationally recognised educational programmes. The PPS at LICS also places great importance on parental involvement in the learning and development of young children. To this end we have a very well established ‘Parents as Partners’ programme that provides workshops, talks, social events and opportunities for parents to work with and provide activities for, learners during the school day. Another special feature of the PPS is the Aftercare facility offered to learners aged 2 to 5 years. This programme runs from 13:00hrs to 15:45hrs from Monday to Thursday.


Activities offered in this programme are well planned and supplement those provided in the morning sessions. LICS Secondary School has over two hundred and forty students from Year 7 to Year 13. Small class sizes, combined with a very dedicated international teaching body, create a caring and friendly atmosphere and a positive learning environment.



Lusaka has become something of a boom town of late. New buildings are going up everywhere and many chain stores and shopping malls are springing up all over the sprawling suburbs.


The road development isn’t quite keeping up so peak hour traffic is finally becoming like other cities, but it has an optimistic air of a town on the rise. For many, this is the perfect example of what economic liberalisation has done for the country. And viewed from the villages, Lusaka is the glittering capital which still persuades rural Zambians to migrate to the city in search of jobs and dreams. Well over 60% of its 2 million inhabitants are unemployed, but there are surprisingly few beggars. Although petty theft occurs, most people try to make an honest living selling their wares or services, always with a friendly smile.


The markets are a hive of activity as the thousands of stalls are set up, upgraded and cleared away every day. A myriad of motor spares dealers, restaurants, hairdressers, fishmongers, fruitsellers and rows and rows of “salaula” – stalls of discarded clothing from the West sold to Africa by the bale. The capital covers an area of over 70km2 and is one of the fastest-growing cities in central Africa. It’s population almost trebled in the immediate post-independence era and continues to grow daily. There has been no influx control and the city is bursting at the seams. Grossly inadequate municipal facilities are hard-pressed to cope with the ever-increasing demand. It is a sprawling, metropolis with many multi-storey buildings, high-walled suburbs and busy shanty towns. Development has brought together people of many nationalities, making it a bustling centre for economic, political and cultural activities. The city lies at the junction of the main highways to the north, east, south and west, and  at an altitude of 1300 metres above sea level. There are air links to most of the major tourist destinations in Zambia from Lusaka International Airport.


 




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