St. Michael's International School

Kobe, Japan

Position Type: Class Teacher

Contract Type: Full-time

Campus: Kobe

Apply by: January 17, 2020

Job Start: August 2020

RESPONSIBLE TO:    The Head of School


To actively promote the School’s mission and vision in a professional manner, reacting positively and collaboratively to the challenge of providing the highest standards of teaching and learning to all students. All staff are expected to actively promote the wellbeing of all students and uphold safeguarding and child protection procedures within school. This job description is supported by the following six standards:

  1. The teacher will engage and support all students in learning, demonstrating high standards of all.
  2. The teacher will create and maintain an effective learning environment which supports student learning.
  3. The teacher will demonstrate confident subject knowledge and to plan and deliver the curriculum effectively for student learning.
  4. The teacher will plan student learning effectively ensuring access for all students.
  5. The teacher will assess student learning effectively and keep parents informed of what the children are learning and how successful they are.
  6. The teacher will develop as a professional educator, supporting oneself and colleagues in a manner in keeping with the philosophy of the school and the values of the School.


The full-time teacher will be assigned to a year group or subject specific area and will perform a range of academic, pastoral and administrative tasks in order to fulfil the role of a professional, international teacher. This includes but is not restricted to:

  • - Preparing medium and long term plans according to curriculum guidelines.
  • - Teaching a range of subject areas in line with the teaching and learning policy.
  • - Developing children’s interests, abilities and talents using a variety of creative activities
  • - Maintaining productive working habits, motivation and discipline in the classroom.
  • - Assessing and evaluating learner progress and abilities.
  • - Discussing learner progress with parents and guardians, administrators and other professionals as necessary.
  • - Supervising learners throughout the day, both in the classroom and during breaks.
  • - Attending staff meetings, phase meetings, briefings, training and professional development sessions.
  • - Organising, attending and supervising school activities such as educational visits, school concerts, camps and sporting events.
  • - Maintaining professional, collaborative relationships with colleagues and parents.


Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Any other reasonable duties/responsibilities that the Head of School may from time to time ask the post holder to perform.


St. Michael’s International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults.


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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


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) or your national equivalent. You will be required to provide a range of more than one piece of documentary evidence of your identity.

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