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Deputy Head Teacher - Primary

Phoenix House International SchoolTokyo, Japan.

Phoenix House, a new international school opening in the centre of Tokyo for international students aged 5 to 13, is seeking to appoint an outstanding Deputy Head Teacher for our August 2021 launch.

We will be offering a language-rich, British independent school style education based on the National Curriculum of England, integrating a thematic and inquiry based learning approach beyond the core teaching of English, maths and languages. Our mission is to create young people who enjoy learning, can work collaboratively, ask deep questions and think critically.

The new Deputy Head Teacher will need to be a reliable and innovative support to the Head while taking a lead on key areas throughout school including curriculum, assessment and enrichment. Understanding the challenges of developing a new school in an international context will be crucial along with a passion for ensuring excellent educational outcomes for all pupils both in and outside the classroom. 

A love of outdoor education would be advantageous as all students will take regular residential trips to our enrichment campus, North Peak, in Hokkaido throughout the year.

House life will be central to student and staff 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.

If you are keen to be involved in building a brand new school in Tokyo and feel excited by the challenges this brings, then we look forward to hearing from you.

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

Applications are invited through the TES application portal with application form & a letter of application.

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

The interview process will take place during January 2021. Due to COVID-19, in-person school visits may not be possible. Full Deputy Head Teacher interview process may be conducted online.

For more details about our school, please visit our website:

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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