Contract term: Two years (renewable)
“There is more in us than we know if we could be made to see it; perhaps, for the rest of our lives we will be unwilling to settle for less.” (Kurt Hahn)
Lancaster School is a non-profit, bilingual, inclusive school with a progressive educational philosophy, firmly committed to both Mexican and international educational systems. While we are rightly proud that many of our graduates go on to university we do not measure the school’s success only through academic performance. Central to the school’s philosophy and practice is the recognition that our educational project focuses on helping our students discover who they are and who they want to be. As a community we are committed to supporting diversity in all its forms and the complexity that goes with this.
Lancaster caters for 850 children from 3 to 18 years, mostly of Mexican nationality from professional and academic families. Our students start with the IB Primary Years Programme in Primary. Secondary students study the International Middle Years Program (IMYC), IGCSEs and the IB Diploma, while also completing local educational requirements. The school places an emphasis on social and sustainability projects and many staff find this a rewarding part of school life. In addition Lancaster School is a member of the Latin American Heads Conference (LAHC).
We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring and professional English teacher who has a genuine commitment to the education of the whole person. Experience teaching IGCSE and/or IB levels would be an advantage, as would be experience working with EAL students. As the Lead Teacher you would be well organised, an excellent communicator and someone who enjoys the challenge of working with a diverse team in developing the quality of curriculum, teaching and learning across the whole of secondary.
Some of what we can offer at Lancaster includes:
- Classes are small and there is daily non-contact time for preparation and marking
- Ongoing support for professional development
- Good local salaries
- Return air fare at the end of the contract
- Shared furnished accommodation
- Comprehensive Local Health Insurance
- Free, twice weekly Spanish classes at introductory and intermediate levels
More details can be found on the School’s website.
To apply please send a letter of application (no more than two sides of A4) and a copy of your current CV, including:
contact telephone number
Skype or FaceTime address
names of three professional referees with contact details, including email addresses.
All applications should be addressed to the Headteacher, Tom Gething at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by Monday 5th February 2017.