Primary School, Vice Principal (Ref: PRM016)

 January 18, 2024

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.

Are you passionate about offering children a truly holistic education with a focus on great communication, environmental conservation, developing children’s individual talents and confidence, promoting entrepreneurship and community responsibility? Do you want each child to be inspired to be the best they can be academically? Do you value the benefits of digital learning in preparing children for their future world? And are you happiest in a genuinely collaborative team? LICS is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative, inspirational, and suitably qualified individual to join the LICS community as a Primary School Vice Principal from 1st August 2024.

1. Requirements
  • Leadership knowledge, understanding, and skills
  • Professional relationships in leadership
  • Lead learning and teaching, assessment, performance data analysis, innovation and improvement
  • Establish management systems
  • Actively promote community engagement
2. Qualifications and experience
  • BEd / BA (QTS) / PGCE or equivalent with leadership training
  • Experience as part of a Senior Leadership team would be an advantage
  • Experience of one-to-one devices in Primary classrooms advantageous
  • Academic experience in a Cambridge Assessment International Education school
  • Proven respectful communication skills with diverse cultural school community
  • Proven skills/record in management of a department/area in an international school
  • Proven track record of management of pedagogy, curriculum, student progress and assessment
  • Knowledge and experience in student tracking and data analysis
  • Excellent IT skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams within Microsoft Office 365
  • Ability to Teach ICT and Literacy will be an added advantage

3. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Curriculum
  • Oversee the quality and relevance of the curriculum, updating termly and annually
  • Know CAIE curriculum and assessment development and communicate this to faculty
  • Promote IT use to enhance teaching and learning in collaboration with ICT Specialists and ICT Team
    • Tracking and Assessment
  • Lead the tracking, analysing, and monitoring of learners’ attainment and progress using iSAMS
  • Triangulate data from class teachers, DSL, and Student Support Services to gain a full picture of each learner through regular meetings
  • Take responsibility for Cambridge Checkpoint examination entries, timetables, invigilation training and rosters, seating plans, access arrangement documentation, and communicate results to teachers, SLT, and the Board
  • Coordinate learner awards and certificates for assemblies and awards ceremonies
    • Appraisals
  • With the Primary School Principal, oversee performance management of all academic staff
  • Support new staff and guide them through the probationary period/procedure
  • Take full responsibility for the Teaching Assistant appraisal system
    • Reporting, policies, and communication
  • Compose, review and monitor all Primary School academic policies
  • Be responsible, directed by the Primary School Principal, for updating the academic/curriculum sections of the school’s Self Evaluation Form; preparing for CIS or any other inspection
  • Promote effective curriculum transition between LICS Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary School
  • Assist the Primary School Principal in the recruitment and appointment of staff
  • Coordinate the Primary School timetable, liaising with relevant school departments
  • Actively coordinate, contribute to, and update the PS calendar on iSAMS on a termly bas
    • Line Management, Staff Development, and Training
  • Line manage Key Stage Leaders, supported by the Primary School Principal
  • Oversee the work of the Student Support Services in liaison with the Head of SSS to ensure learning needs are met and students receive appropriate support
  • Line manage all TAs and contribute to their CPD
  • Where necessary, lead on staff development and training
  • Support all staff through modeling excellent practice: teaching, carrying out duties, offering afternoon activities
    • Special Tasks/Goals
  • Plan, evaluate, and adjust the Afternoon Activities programme termly in liaison with the Activity Coordinator, LAA, and Sports Department
  • Contribute to and attend online and in-person meetings with community members, as required
  • Research current international standards to update the Primary curriculum and practice
  • Effectively and respectfully manage conflict within the work environment in Primary School
  • Coordinate House Captains and Student Councillors weekly and for school events.
4. Remuneration

Competitive package.

5. Application Process

Please visit our website (, 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 09.02.2024, 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.