Trabajar en La Escuela de Lancaster
“Hay más en nosotros de lo que sabemos si pudiéramos hacernos verlo; quizás, por el resto de nuestras vidas no estaremos dispuestos a conformarnos con menos «. (Kurt Hahn)
La Escuela de Lancaster, AC, es una escuela inclusiva, bicultural y sin fines de lucro con una filosofía educativa progresiva, firmemente comprometida con los sistemas educativos mexicanos e internacionales. Si bien estamos orgullosos de que muchos de nuestros graduados vayan a la universidad, no medimos el éxito de la escuela solo a través del rendimiento académico. Un aspecto fundamental de la filosofía y la práctica de la escuela es el reconocimiento de que nuestro proyecto educativo se centra en ayudar a nuestros estudiantes a descubrir quiénes son y quiénes quieren ser. Como comunidad, damos la bienvenida a la diversidad en todas sus formas y la complejidad que la acompaña.
Lancaster atiende a aproximadamente 800 niños de 3 a 18 años, la mayoría de nacionalidad mexicana de familias profesionales y académicas. Nuestros alumnos comienzan con el Programa de la Escuela Primaria (PEP) del IB durante los años de primaria. Los estudiantes de secundaria estudian el Programa Internacional de los Años Intermedios (IMYC), IGCSE y el Diploma IB, al mismo tiempo que completan los requisitos educativos locales.
Working at La Escuela de Lancaster
“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 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 800 children from 3 to 18 years, mostly of Mexican nationality from professional and academic families. Our students start with the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) during the Primary years. Secondary students study the International Middle Years Program (IMYC), IGCSEs and the IB Diploma, while also completing local educational requirements. Secondary classes are limited to a maximum of 25 students. In the IB diploma years, classes are smaller with a maximum of 16 students.
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 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 and Sustainability.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, caring, and passionate primary teacher who have a genuine commitment to the education of the whole child. The successful candidate will preferably have a minimum of two years of 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 international 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
● Good local salaries
● Return airfare at the end of the contract
● Furnished accommodation
● Health Insurance (Medical and Dental)
● Free weekly Spanish classes
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
● Names of three professional referees with contact details, including email addresses.
All applications should be addressed to the Headteacher: Charlotte Crossland at firstname.lastname@example.org