St. Michael's International School

Kobe, Japan

Position Type: Class Teacher

Contract Type: Full-time

Campus: Kobe

Apply by: January 14, 2021

Job Start: August 2021

RESPONSIBLE TO:    The Head of School


We are looking for an excellent specialist teacher to join the team from August 2021.  This is a unique, full time teaching position for someone who is eager to teach both Music and PE to all primary ages. 

The successful candidate will be a qualified primary teacher who is passionate about teaching Music and PE.  A music specialist with an interest in strings, choir and performance.  You will be an excellent communicator and strong team player, who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. Amongst other things, you are well organised, have a good sense of humour and be a confident user of technology -  St. Michael’s is a G-suite school and uses Chromebooks and IPads for teaching and learning.  

During COVID, our well established school choir has been replaced with a string ensemble and we have recently invested in class sets of ukuleles and xylophones.  Candidates interested in developing our string programme further will be at an advantage. Our PE curriculum has been modified to reduce high contact sports and encourage the development of physical fitness. 


Candidates should hold a UK or internationally recognised teaching qualification and have a minimum of two years experience in a UK or British international school. 

Please complete the online school application form, upload a copy of your CV as well as a cover letter outlining your educational philosophy, teaching strengths, professional goals and why you want to join the team at St. Michael's International School. 

St. Michael's International School reserves the right to make appointments when we feel we have identified the right candidate. Therefore, we encourage teachers to submit applications at their earliest convenience and not to wait till the closing date we have indicated for the position.

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.