“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, bicultural, 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 the our educational project focuses on helping our students discover who they are and who they want to be. As a community we welcome diversity in all its forms and the complexity that goes with this.
Lancaster caters for roughly 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 during the Primary years. Secondary students study the International Middle Years Program (IMYC), IGCSEs and the IB Diploma, while also completing local educational requirements. The primary school is two form entry. Within the lower primary classroom instruction is in English and upper primary teachers work in pairs to deliver the PYP as a dual language (Spanish/English) program, together with specialist teachers in PE, Art, Music, Drama, Computing and Sustainability.
We are looking for enthusiastic, caring, and passionate primary teachers who have a genuine commitment to the education of the whole child. The successful candidate will preferably have a minimum of two years' teaching experience. While PYP or IPC experience is an advantage it is more important that you have a creative approach to turning curriculum into learning, are committed to creating a classroom ethos where children flourish, and are excited by the opportunity to work in an informal and friendly atmosphere alongside a mix of foreign and Mexican colleagues.
Some of what we can offer at Lancaster includes:
- Classes are small (maximum 25) and there is daily non-contact time
- Ongoing support for professional development, both internally and externally
- Good local salaries
- Two year, renewable contract
- Return air fare at the end of the contract
- Shared furnished accommodation
- Health Insurance
- Free weekly Spanish classes
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 application should be addressed to the Headteacher: Tom Gething at firstname.lastname@example.org
Apply by Monday 2nd April 2018.