The British School in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Position Type: Teacher

Contract Type: Full time

School: Secondary

Campus: Showa

Apply by: 2019-04-22

Job Start: September 2019

Learning Support Co-ordinator


Job Title:               Learning Support Coordinator

Reporting to:       Assistant Head of Secondary School


Key Areas of Responsibility


Individual Needs including EAL and SEN

  • To identify students with special educational needs and maintain a register of students with their specific challenges to learning and appropriate support strategies, in line with the UK code of practice guidelines.
  • Lead, plan, deliver and monitor learning support programmes which are effective in raising the attainment of all students identified as having additional needs, including those with EAL.
  • Work closely inside and outside the classroom with individual students and their teachers to enable those with additional needs to access the curriculum and make good progress.
  • Develop and maintain an effective referral process with clear lines of communication for feedback for all stakeholders.
  • Liaise with outside agencies as necessary and keep up to-to-date with developments in Learning Support.
  • Work with the Examinations Officer to ensure all necessary arrangements are made for relevant students in internal and external examinations.
  • Support students with emotional or behavioural problems to help develop their social skills.
  • Act as a role model to challenge and motivate, promote and reinforce self-esteem and establish productive working relationships with students.
  • Take part, with the admissions department, in the screening process for prospective new students.
  • Liaise with parents as well as Secondary and Primary School staff to ensure smooth transition between Year 6 and Year 7 for identified students.
  • Line manage Teaching Assistant(s) in the Learning Support Department.


Teaching and Learning

  • Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning and organisation, and demanding high standards of attainment and behaviour at all times.
  • Monitor students’ work effectively and according to the school’s requirements.  
  • Provide effective written and or/oral feedback to students.
  • Monitor individual student achievement and progress and respond accordingly.
  • Lead, attend and participate in regular meetings and CPD sessions.


Other roles


  • Run, or assist in running, extra-curricular and service activities
  • Complete duties around the school in accordance with the weekly Duty Rota
  • Attend, and take an active part in, residential curriculum trips as part of the BST Outdoors programme
  • Be a House Tutor as part of our vertical tutoring system
  • Other reasonable requests made by the Head of the Secondary School and Senior Leadership Team


We require:


  • A fully qualified teacher (although BST is able to support official NQT induction to outstanding candidates)
  • A knowledge, understanding and experience of teaching Key Stage 3, IGCSE or GCSE and A-level (or a willingness to learn if experience is in other curricula)
  • An interest in the latest pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning
  • A passion for your subject and a genuine care for the wellbeing of young people
  • Willingness and ability to take on an extra-curricular role
  • Determination and ability to supply the best educational experience in the world
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Application Form

Section 1

1. Personal Details

2. Teaching Qualifications

3. Education

Include (Most recent first): Schools (O Level/GCSE and A-level or equivalent); College/University; Teaching Qualification; Graduate Degree/NPQ Qualification

Institution Name Grades/Results Dates Action

Section 2

1. Current Employment Details

Current employer name*
Current employer postal address*
Current employer country
Current employer website
Current post held
Annual gross salary in GBP
If teaching overseas, annual gross salary in local currency
Other benefits
Type of school
Number of students on roll
Date appointed (YYYY-MM-DD)

2. Previous Teaching / Employment Experience (most recent first)

Type of School Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Dates Action

3. Personal interests, including extracurricular activities

4. Details of any significant illness during last 3 years, including days off sick in last 12 months


1. Referees

One referee must be your current Head of School / employer.

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*
School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
May we take this reference now?*

2. Availability

Please indicate any dates you are not available for interview


This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 because it is a post which involves working directly with children or young people. You are therefore required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions (or cautions or bind-overs) including those which are “spent”. The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are 'protected' and are not subject to disclosure to employers , and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service website:

Do you have any convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Are you included in any list of people barred from working with children by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or the NCTL (National College of Teaching and Leadership) – or equivalent in other countries in which you have lived? If yes please give details here.

Do you consider yourself disabled? (The Disability Discrimination Act says that this would be “a substantial or long term physical or mental impairment or health issue which could adversely affect your ability to carry on normal day to day activity”) If yes, please state the nature of your disability.

Visa Status and validity period (if currently in Japan)

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Please Note

  • If your application is successful, prior to taking up your post, you will be required to undergo a Formal Disclosure process through the Disclosure and Barring Service (previously CRB). This will require you to complete a separate DBS application form and to provide a range of more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.
  • Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from appointment of this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
  • Any criminal record information arising out of the disclosure process will be discussed with you before any final decision is made about your employment.

Only complete applications, including all the documents listed above, will be considered. It should be understood that nothing in this form constitutes a contract.