The British School in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Position Type: Teaching Assistant

Contract Type: Part Time

School: Primary School

Campus: Shibuya

Apply by: 2019-05-31

Job Start: September 2019

Job purpose: Under guidance of teaching staff to provide support in addressing the needs of pupils requiring specific help to overcome barriers to learning. The role involves collaboration with teaching staff and parents to enable targeted pupils to fully access the curriculum and gain in independence.

Key areas of responsibility:

Support for the learning environment:

  • To ensure targeted pupils with specific learning needs are supported in the mainstream classroom.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of education, behaviour, mentoring and other plans by participating in assessment of pupils to determine specific help and supporting provision for children with special needs.
  • Monitor, evaluate, record and report progress on the Individual Education Plan for specific children.
  • Collaborate with other staff to plan, evaluate and adjust learning activities and support pupils learning using appropriate resources and strategies.
  • Act as a role model to challenge and motivate, promote and reinforce self-esteem and establish productive working relationships with pupils.
  • To liaise with parents both formally and informally to communicate progress being made.

Support for the school community:

  • Work as part of a flexible and supportive team to further the values of the school.
  • Attend relevant training to enhance professional development and to share this knowledge with colleagues.
  • Be aware of and take part in the schools performance management framework and recognise own contribution and expertise to support others in professional development.
  • Attend LSTA and other relevant meetings and INSET opportunities to develop and disseminate good practice.
  • Supervise pupils out of lessons times and organise and supervise pupils on school trips and other off site activities as required.
  • Undertake any other similar duties as required.
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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.