The British School in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Position Type: Teacher

Contract Type: Full time

School: Secondary

Campus: Showa

Apply by: 2020-02-28

Job Start: August 2020

Secondary Science - Physics Teacher


Job Title:             Secondary Science Teacher  

Reporting to:       Science Faculty Leader


Key Areas of Responsibility


Teaching and Learning

  • In liaison with, and under guidance from, the Faculty Leader and other subject teachers, plan and teach lessons and units of work in agreed subject areas at Key Stage 3 (BST bespoke curriculum), Key Stage 4 (Edexcel IGCSE) and Key Stage 5 (AQA)
  • Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching organisation, and demanding high standards of attainment and behaviour in all lessons
  • Monitor students’ work effectively and according to the school’s requirements 
  • Provide effective written and oral feedback to students
  • Monitor individual student achievement and respond accordingly
  • Contribute to the relevant sections of the school’s evaluation and improvement documentation
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings
  • Attend and participate in regular CPD sessions
  • The ability to teach another subject would be considered an advantage


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/House system.
  • Other reasonable requests made by the Head of the Secondary School and Senior Leadership Team.


We require:

  • A fully qualified teacher
  • 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 genuine care for the wellbeing of young people
  • Willingness and ability to take on an extra-curricular role
  • Determination and ability to supply one of the best educational experiences in the world for learners


The Science Faculty


The Science Faculty contains 6 Full Time teachers, 2 Full Time technicians and 6 bespoke laboratories (all of which have been refurbished in the last 3 years). The KS3 curriculum is internally constructed and prepares students for KS4 and KS5 study where we currently offer Edexcel IGCSE in both Double and Triple award and AQA A Level in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.  Results in external examinations are highly impressive and students in recent years have gone on to study Science based courses at Cambridge, UCL, Imperial, Tokyo and other highly reputable institutions. We also enter students in competitions such as international and national olympiads and challenges in all Science disciplines as well as internal competitions, events and trips.

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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)
Reason for leaving

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

Country Name of School/Company Post Held Number on Roll Reason for leaving 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. The remaining two must be from a position you have held within the past 6 years.

School Name / Company Name*
Professional relation to you*
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School Name / Company Name*
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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.

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Please Note

  • Aligned with the recommendations of the International Task Force on Child Protection we hold ourselves to a high standard of effective recruiting practices with specific attention to child protection.
  • 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.