The British School in Tokyo is a not-for-profit, non-selective independent 3-18 British international school founded in 1989. The school was judged ‘Excellent’ in all areas from Nursery to Sixth Form in our inspection (Nov 2011 and Mar 2015). The Independent Schools Inspectorate said that our teachers deliver stimulating and challenging lessons providing the very best in British Education in Japan.
We broadly follow the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum 2014 for England and prepare students for IGCSE and A-level examinations. We are an academically high-performing school whose students and teachers are committed to providing an innovative, broad-based and multi-faceted education. A rich variety of extra-curricular opportunities is a vital part of the BST experience and we expect all our teachers to play an active role in and out of the classroom.
BST is a dynamic, forward-thinking school: it is not enough to be standard – our teachers are outstanding practitioners delivering an exceptional provision in every area.
If you are an exceptional UK-qualified teacher with recent UK experience in either state or independent education, and are hankering after a uniquely exciting and rewarding career move, please read on.
EYFS and Primary Music Teacher
This is an exciting opportunity to join a forward-thinking, dynamic staff who provide excellent quality learning and teaching to children of British and other international families in the heart of Tokyo.
This role is for a September 2018 start.
The specific key roles for this post are included in the separate Job Description.
We are seeking a suitably-experienced and outstanding practitioner to teach Music to children from all Early Years and Primary year groups, as well as leading Primary School assembly performances, concerts and recitals. The successful candidate will be joining a team of dedicated and experienced Music specialists and should possess a commitment to helping our students achieve their musical potential and dynamically contributing to the music team.
- Evidence of outstanding teaching in Primary school music – Nursery to Y6.
- Secure music curriculum subject knowledge
- Rigorous lesson design, delivery and management
- High musical expectations and the ability to effectively meet all needs
- Clear understanding of and appreciation for the effective use of assessment data to inform teaching
- Woodwind/brass specialism would be advantageous
- Impactful integration of ICT
- Excellent organisation, commitment and team work ethic
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Determination and ability to supply the best educational experience in the world
We can offer:
- Highly-motivated, engaged and very well-behaved children
- Excellent teaching team
- Maximum class sizes of 22-24
- Well-resourced classrooms
- On-going CPD and INSET to support innovative practice
- An attractive salary and benefits package including relocation, accommodation and health insurance
The school has a central location in Tokyo with close proximity to parks, museums and activity centres. Staff are provided with accommodation a short travelling distance from school.
Please complete and submit the following documents addressed to:
Kirsten O’Connor, Head Teacher - Primary, The British School in Tokyo; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- letter of application
- BST application form
- recent photograph
Deadline for applications: Friday 19th January (early applications are encouraged as longlist interviews and shortlisting will be conducted on a rolling basis)
Lesson observations and interviews of shortlisted candidates in the UK (and possibly elsewhere) from Monday 29th January.
For full details of this post, the application form & more information on our school, please visit our website: www.bst.ac.jp
The British School in Tokyo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Short-listed candidates will undergo regular screening, including following-up references with previous employers and Disclosure & Barring Service checks.