Head Teacher


School DescriptionEnglish Studio is an English language school based in Setagaya ward, Tokyo. We are a well- established school teaching a variety of classes to ESL and Returnee students. Inquiry-based learning forms the basis of our learning programs, and our priority is to help students achieve their true potential by fostering a lifelong love of learning and openness to new experiences. We focus on creating a nurturing educational environment which enables students to develop their confidence and ability to communicate in English. We look at each student as an individual with their own particular needs, interests and experiences of the world, and strive to adapt our approach accordingly. Position OverviewEnglish Studio is looking for a Head Teacher to supervise effective implementation of school curricula in accordance with our educational philosophy. We are looking for a dedicated, energetic individual with a passion for education, and the ability to nurture teachers’ skills as learning facilitators. The Head Teacher oversees a team of 4 full-time and 3 part-time native English teachers, playing a pivotal role in curriculum development, and liaising closely with the Managing Directors to achieve school objectives. Main Working Responsibilities Academic Duties - Supervise effective implementation of English Studio curricula via staff training, and professional development- Oversee curriculum and resource development- Teach up to 20 hours in a weekly 40 hour block time period Management Duties - Liaise with management and teachers to address teaching-related and other performance issues - Recruit teaching staff- Oversee lesson coverQualificationsRequired: BA/BSc. or equivalentPreferred : MA/MEd. PGCE or other post-graduate teaching qualificationExperienceRequired - Minimum 3 years teaching young learners on inquiry- learning based courses or IB PYP- Team leadership, preferably in an educational setting- Curriculum development experiencePreferred- Facilitating staff training and professional development Required Skills- Ability to understand core aims of an educational program- Knowledge of range of learning strategies and approaches - Working knowledge of child development- Excellent communication skills- Ability to work effectively as part of a teamPreferred Skills- Identifying and prioritising school, team and personal goals effectively- Facilitating effective group and individual training sessionsWe offer:- Genuinely education-focused environment- Flexible working hours- Supportive, open-minded work environment- 4 weeks paid holiday- 5 days additional holiday allowance- 50% contribution to health insurance- Travel allowance up to 15,000JPY/monthCandidates are requested to apply with resume including 2 referees (include position title), photo, and cover letter detailing suitability for the position with reference to English Studio program aims and ethos. The recruitment procedure is as follows:- Initial interview - Demo lesson in one of our regular classes- Follow-up interview After notification, a background check will be conducted for applicants under consideration after the initial interview.