Teacher of Spanish (temporary)




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Based on experience.

Benefits Package overview for Expatriate Teachers
1. Starting salary as indicated on the Employment Contract. (Adjustments are made according to experience and qualifications).

2. School-subsidized part-furnished apartment in central Tokyo.

3. Standard U.K. term dates (180 teaching day calendar), plus non-teaching days (up to 20 days).

4. Relocation flight for you, spouse and dependent children at start and end of contract (amounts and limitations set out in the BST Policy document “School Funded Travel”).

5. Freight allowance for personal effects (amounts and limitations set out in the BST Policy document “School Funded Freight”).

6. Additional 5% of basic salary towards personal pension.

7. Medical insurance cover through the Japanese national insurance system for you, your spouse and dependent children.

8. Travel allowance covering actual costs of daily journey to/from school.

9. Subsidised place at BST for dependent children – all enrolment and annual tuition fees are discounted 100% for teachers. Annual tuition fees are also discounted by 100%; up to half of this can be covered by a school bursary that is non-taxable; the remainder of the discount is a taxable benefit.

10. Japanese Pension system lump sum withdrawal – up to five years’ worth of contributions into the Japanese pension scheme are usually available as a lump sum payment when you leave Japan (subject to conditions)


The Languages Department consists of nine teachers and includes Spanish, French and Japanese. The KS3 curriculum is internally constructed and prepares students for KS4 and KS5 study where we currently offer Edexcel IGCSE French and Spanish and GCSE Japanese at KS4 and AQA A Level French and Spanish and Edexcel A Level Japanese at KS5. Results in external examinations are highly impressive across KS4 and 5 in terms of attainment and progress.  Students in recent years have gone on to study language-related courses at a range of top universities in the UK, Japan and abroad. 

The role would suit an enthusiastic teacher with a passion for languages, who understands the use of effective research-informed pedagogical strategies, has extensive subject knowledge to facilitate challenge for all students and has experience with mixed-ability classes. 

Key Areas of Responsibility

Teaching and Learning

  • In liaison with, and under guidance from, the Subject Leader, plan and teach lessons and units of work at KS3,4 & 5 (the teacher may be expected to teach French at KS3). 
  • Be an exemplary teacher, clearly demonstrating effective planning, teaching organisation, and demanding high standards of attainment and behaviour in all lessons.
  • Use evidence-informed strategies to plan and deliver lessons that promote progress and challenge for all students.
  • Guide students to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs.
  • Give students regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking, and encourage students to respond to the feedback.
  • Use relevant data to monitor progress, set targets, and plan subsequent lessons.
  • Monitor individual student achievement and respond accordingly.
  • Have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject and curriculum areas, foster and maintain students’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings.
  • Have high expectations of behaviour, and establish a framework for adhering to the schools code of conduct.
  • Contribute to the relevant sections of the school’s evaluation and improvement documentation.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings.
  • Take responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues.

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The British School in Tokyo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Short-listed candidates will undergo regular screening, including following-up references with previous employers and Disclosure and Barring Service (or equivalent) checks.