Woodford School Lusaka
Posted Job
14 days ago

Early Learning Centre (ELC) – Assistant Teacher


Woodford School Lusaka is a beautiful purpose-built and co-education private school operating in Lusaka`s Kabulonga area. Our education service provides a 21st-century learning experience to learners starting from Nursery up to Grade 7.

The school has rapidly grown to be one of the most respected names in the Zambian education sector serving the Lusaka community with a consistent record of outstanding academic achievement for examination classes.

Woodford School Lusaka`s philosophy for education is built upon intrinsic African values of inclusivity, nurturing the high aspirations of every child. The holistic development of all learners. ‘imiti ikula empanga’ is Woodford School`s motto. This belief permeates every aspect of life at our school. We aim to provide an enriching learning environment that empowers learners with appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding of a fast-changing world.

Woodford School Lusaka is a part of Rhodes Park Schools Group, a leading private education provider in Zambia. Our schools enjoy membership to the Independent Schools Association of Zambia (ISAZ), which provides excellent inter-school competitions, tournaments, and continuous professional development opportunities.


The core purpose of this role is planning, organizing and implementing of appropriate instructional programs in the Early Learning section’s environment that guide and challenge students to acquire expected knowledge, skills and understanding to fulfil their potential in the 21st Century. The Teacher will ignite a passion for learning, create a sense of achievement for all and demonstrate the highest expectations whilst acknowledging that each of our children is unique with individual strengths and needs.


The ELC Assistant Teacher reports directly to the ELC Head of Department.


Duties include, but are not limited to:

To work with children by providing a safe and nurturing environment for social and academic growth.

To provide supervision, discipline and other forms of general care, in addition to helping with instruction and clerical work.

To be responsible for observing and monitoring student activity at all times. In a classroom or gymnasium, on a playground, during field trips or during meals. You must be constantly aware of the locations of students and keep them in line of sight. Through this observation, you must be able to recognize inappropriate behavior and discipline students accordingly.

To be academically involved by working with students and instructors to provide an optimal learning environment.

To offer aid to children when needed, as well as helping teachers prepare and execute lesson plans and activities.

To perform organizational duties for teachers, like copying, printing and other computer work.

To monitor students and to ensure that student injuries are avoided and equipment is not damaged or used improperly.

To facilitate individual and small group work so that students can enjoy a more specialized learning experience.

To Maintain the health and well-being of the children under your supervision by cleaning, meal preparation, toileting and dealing with minor injuries. This includes dealing with children with special needs who often require other forms of care.

Assist in the implementation of Creative Curriculum activities and encourage participation by children.

Any other tasks within the realm of the job as may be assigned from to time


Full Grade 12 certificate with 5 Credit or better;

A minimum qualification of a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and with three (3) years of experience in a reputable school. A Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education will be an added advantage;

Holder of qualified Teacher license from Teaching Council of Zambia (TCZ);

A creative and enthusiastic approach to teaching and outdoor learning;

Must be computer literate;

Strong critical thinking, problem-solving skills;

Excellent written and verbal English skills;

Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Passion for Children’s Well being and growth (curricular and extra-curricular).

Application deadline
19 Jul 15:00
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