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Head of the Secondary School

The British School in TokyoTokyo

The British School in Tokyo (BST) is seeing to appoint an experienced and dynamic individual to lead the Secondary School into the next significant chapter of its development. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of outstanding senior leadership and a compelling educational philosophy which aligns with the BST approach and ethos.

The Head of Secondary will have a passion for pedagogical development coupled with curriculum design and will work closely with the Principal, the whole school Senior Leadership Team and Primary Leadership Team to implement the School’s Strategic Vision.

This is a unique and thrilling opportunity for a senior leader with proven experience to join our vibrant school community where we seek to inspire students through exceptional learning opportunities, and where a commitment to excellence in teaching is prioritised.

Please submit a letter of application, photograph & CV to Paul Tough, Principal, The British School in Tokyo.

We have a dedicated online application system; all applications should be submitted here:

Closing date for applications: Friday 26th February 2021
Longlisted applicants interviewed the week beginning: Monday 1st March 2021
Shortlisted applicants interviewed the week beginning: Monday 8th March 2021

For full details of these posts and more information on our school, please visit our website:

The British School in Tokyo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Shortlisted candidates will undergo regular screening, including following-up references with previous employers and Disclosure & Barring Service checks.

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