Job Advert – Economics Teacher (Ref: SEC007)
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 in an exciting phase of facility and curriculum development and will offer the incumbent an enriching and enjoyable sense of professional fulfillment
We seek to appoint an Economics Teacher with effect 1 August 2021.
- Be up to date with the Cambridge KS3, IGCSE, and A-Level Economics curriculum and assessment standards.
- At least 3 years’ relevant teaching experience.
- Additional qualifications are relevant to the role.
- Registration with the Teaching Council of Zambia.
- 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 humor.
- BEd / BA (QTS) / PGCE or equivalent.
- Qualifications and training relevant to the leadership position.
- Registration with a Teachers’ Accreditation / Registration Body.
- Senior leadership skills (motivator, discipline, initiative, professional manner).
- Willingness to optimize, communicate and coordinate, and continuous review processes.
- Proven and respectful communication skills within a diverse cultural teaching staff, with students and parents/business partners.
- Proven skills/record in management of a department/area in an international school.
- Proven experience in pastoral care and/or an academic department.
- Proven track record of management of learner disciplinary issues.
- Knowledge and experience of data analysis and student tracking.
- IT literacy, knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint within the Microsoft Office Professional Package
- Have the ability to be pro-active, using foresight using planning skills to help move the school forward.
- Be a team player
- Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
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.
- Set consistently high expectations for students in their class and homework.
- Plan their teaching to ensure it builds on the current and previous achievement of students.
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 the teaching objectives in hand.
- Display flair and creativity in engaging, enthusing, and challenging groups of students.
- Use questioning and explanation skillfully to secure maximum progress.
- Quickly understand students’ perceptions and misconceptions from their questions and responses.
- 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, are from ethnic minorities, 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.
- Maintain respect and discipline and be consistent and fair.
Assessment and Evaluation
- Demonstrate an excellent ability to assess and evaluate, in line with the school’s assessment policy.
- Use assessment as part of their teaching to diagnose students’ needs, set realistic and challenging targets for improvement, and plan future teaching.
- Use data (e.g. prior attainment levels, CAT4) to ensure learning is properly personalised.
- Demonstrate the ability to achieve excellent results and outcomes. As a result of their teaching:
- Students show consistent improvement in relation to prior and expected attainment.
- Students are highly motivated, enthusiastic, and respond positively to challenge and high expectations.
- Students exhibit consistently high standards of discipline and behaviour.
Relations with Parents and Wider Community
- Demonstrate a consistent record of positive parent relationships. Ensure reporting is of an informative and consistently good standard.
- Meet assessment and reporting deadlines set by the Head of Department, SLT, and the Head of Secondary School.
- Managing Own Performance and Development
- Keep up-to-date in their subject(s) and/or specialism(s).
- Improve teaching through evaluating their practice in relation to students’ progress, school targets, and inspection evidence.
Managing and Developing Staff and other Adults
- Demonstrate an ability to advise and support other teachers.
- Provide clear feedback, good support, and sound advice to others.
- Share good practice with colleagues.
- Provide examples, coaching, and training to help others become more effective in their teaching.
- When appropriate, help others to evaluate the impact of their teaching on raising students’ achievements.
- Analyse teaching and understand how improvements can be made.
- Have highly developed interpersonal skills that allow them to be effective in schools and situations other than their own.
- Know how to plan and prioritise their own time and activity effectively.
- Act as a role model for students and other staff through their personal and professional conduct.
- Be prepared to take on the role of Form Tutor if required
- Be highly respected and able to motivate others.
- Support the broad aims of the school and the senior leadership team
- Ensure that students feel safe and secure within the school environment.
- Undertake child protection and safeguarding training relevant to the role.
Pastoral care of students
- 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 to 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 role model for all students.
- Actively participate in the school’s House System.
- Attend trips and outdoor educational activities to support students’ personal development.
- Model good practice to students, promoting the values as set out in the school’s mission statement.
- Consistently apply school policies, in particular the positive behaviour policy.
- Any other tasks or practices as reasonably directed by the HoD, KS Leader, or SLT.
Role of the form tutor (where applicable)
- Conduct daily registration of students, following school procedures for reporting lateness and absence.
- Perform all form tutor duties as directed by the relevant KS leader and/or SLT.
- To deliver the school’s PSHE curriculum: planning and collaborating with fellow tutors and KS Leader as necessary.
- Take the lead in mentoring the academic progress of students in their tutor group.
- Play an active and encouraging role in the transition and admission of new students to the school.
- Support, monitor, and guide new students during arrival at the school.
- Consistently communicate with parents, acting as the first point of contact.
- Monitor student attendance, punctuality, and progress using school systems including the school’s management information system.
- Encourage students to have high standards in dress, attitude, and behaviour.
- Read and advise on written reports for the form group before publishing them to parents.
- Support the KS leader in writing relevant references for students.
- Any other tasks or practices as reasonably directed by the KS leader or SLT.
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 covering letter along with three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor by 23rd April, 2021. 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.