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English School Head Teacher (Inquiry Learning) (expired)

English Studio
Job ID
Setagaya, Tokyo
Post date
Aug 9, 2018
Education / Teaching
Teacher, Instructor (ELT, Conversational English)
Work Type
Full Time / Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
¥300,000 ~ ¥350,000 / Month
  • Depends on experience and qualifications


  • English: Native level
  • Must currently reside in Japan
  • Native English speaker
  • Minimum 3 years teaching young learners
  • Visa sponsorship available


School Description

English Studio is a well-established English language school offering a variety of classes to ESL and Returnee students. Inquiry learning forms the basis of our programs: we believe the best way to engage and motivate students is through fun, creative learning which stimulates students’ natural curiosity in the world around them, and develops their openness to new experiences. We look at each student as an individual with their own particular needs, interests and experiences of the world, and strive to adapt our approach accordingly. The nurturing environment in our small classes enables students to develop into confident global communicators.

Position Overview

English Studio is looking for a dedicated, energetic Head Teacher with a passion for education, and the ability to nurture teachers’ skills as learning facilitators. You will oversee a team of 4 full-time and 3 part-time native English teachers, play a pivotal role in curriculum development, and liaise closely with the Managing Directors to achieve school objectives.

Main Working Responsibilities

Academic Duties
Supervise effective implementation of curricula via training and professional development
Oversee curriculum and resource development
Teach up to 20 hours in a weekly 40 hour block time period, Tuesday - Saturday
Management Duties
Liaise with management and teachers to address teaching-related and other performance issues
Recruit teaching staff
Oversee lesson cover


Required: BA/BSc. or equivalent
Preferred: MA/MEd. PGCE or other post-graduate teaching qualification


- Minimum 3 years teaching young learners
- Team leadership, preferably in an educational setting
- Curriculum development experience
- Facilitating staff training and professional development
- Experience of inquiry learning or IB PYP

We offer:
- Genuinely education-focused environment
- Flexible working hours
- Supportive, open-minded company culture
- Over 5 weeks of paid holidays
- Transportation costs fully reimbursed

Interested candidates are requested to apply with resume including referees, photo, and cover letter detailing suitability for the position with reference to English Studio program aims and ethos. We look forward to hearing from you.

The above information is a public job ad. This job ad is neither an offer nor a contract.

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