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Class Teacher (KS1 & 2)

Phoenix House International SchoolTokyo, Japan.

Phoenix House is a new international school opening in the centre of Tokyo, August 2021, for international students aged 5 to 13. We will be offering a language-rich, British style education based on the National Curriculum of England.

We seek passionate, skilled and hardworking teachers excited to build and launch a rich new model of international schooling in one of the most unique and exciting cities in the world. If you are an exceptional, UK-qualified teacher, looking for a new challenge as part of a newly assembled team in Tokyo, then read on. 

Our core mission is to create young people who can work collaboratively, ask deep questions and think critically, through delivery that naturally incorporates and develops inquiry skills. Solid teaching of core English and maths skills will be accompanied by language study and a thematic and inquiry-based approach towards the foundation subjects.

House life will be central to a student’s experience at Phoenix House. Building confidence and enriching the school community, Rothesay House, Oak House and Clarence House will bring the arts, culture and character to the heart of the school. Termly residential visits for all year groups to North Peak Enrichment Campus, our outdoor centre in Hokkaido, will enliven the curriculum and develop self confidence in a more natural environment. 

If you are keen to work hard and excited by this opportunity to join a new school and a newly established team in Tokyo then we look forward to hearing from you. Teachers with experience in UK independent schools or British brand schools abroad are strongly encouraged to apply.

Phoenix House International School is managed and operated by Clarence Education Asia. www.clarenceeducation.asia


KS1 & KS2 Teachers

This is an exciting opportunity to join a new school and a newly assembled team of creative and committed staff to provide excellent quality learning and teaching to international families in the centre of Tokyo.

We require:

  • National Curriculum 2014 subject knowledge, including synthetic phonics
  • Experience of KS1/KS2 thematic style teaching encouraging inquiry and collaborative working skills
  • Innovative and engaging lesson design and delivery
  • Passion for, a language-rich curriculum, residential outdoor education and creative integration of technology 
  • Clear understanding of and appreciation for the effective use of formal formative and summative assessment methods and progress data 
  • Excellent organisation, commitment and work ethic
  • High academic expectations and the ability to effectively differentiate to meet all needs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to wider life of school including house life and enrichment programmes
  • Determination and ability to supply the best possible educational experience to each child
  • An understanding of the high professional and personal expectations working for an independent style school abroad requires.
  • Willingness,  flexibility and the commitment associated with starting a new school. 

We offer:

  • Maximum class size of 16-18
  • New school building in central Tokyo, well-resourced classrooms 
  • Motivated, engaged and well-behaved children 
  • Regular residential school trips to our North Peak enrichment campus in Hokkaido
  • CPD to support innovative practice
  •  Attractive salary and benefits package including relocation, accommodation and local health insurance

For the right candidate, there are opportunities for additional middle leadership responsibilities:

  1. House Leadership
  2. Subject Leadership


Closing date for applications: Friday 15th January 2021. Early applications are encouraged.

The interview process will take place throughout January 2021. Due to COVID-19, most in-person school visits, lesson observations and interviews will not be possible. 

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview and to submit:

1. Video of a taught lesson

2. Accompanying scans of:

-Lesson planning within scheme of work

-Children’s work – selection of recorded outcomes from the unit and lesson

-Class assessment data

For more details about our school, please visit our website: www.phoenixhouseschool.org

Phoenix House International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Short-listed candidates will undergo background checks, including following-up references with previous employers.

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