Primary Teacher at an International School (Sendai)


BrightSpark Teachers are recruiting a qualified Primary Teacher to teach in an International School in Sendai City Japan. The school is a diverse learning environment with over 20 nationalities teaching and learning everyday.

The school is based in Sendai City which is based about 1-2 hours by the JR Tohoku Shinkansen. With roughly one million inhabitants, Sendai (仙台) is by far the largest city in the Tohoku Region and one of the country’s 15 largest cities. The modern city of Sendai was founded around 1600 by Date Masamune, one of feudal Japan’s most powerful lords. The school has a safe, healthy and nurturing environment that reflects the schools purpose and is characterised by respect for differences, trust, caring, professionalism, support and high expectations for each student. The staff at the school also enjoy providing a range of extra-curricular activities to students within their own personal tastes from arts, music, language or environment related programs. The high standards of the school are acknowledged by the Kanagawa and Miyagi Prefectural Governments as well as WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), ECIS (European Council of International Schools) and CIS (Council of International Schools).

Learning through play is fundamental to the philosophy of learning at the school. The Pre-School Teacher in accordance with the UK Early Years Frameworks, will cover six areas in the program, all of which are of equal importance, and are delivered in a planned and purposeful way, with a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities. This includes personal, social and emotional development, communication, language and literacy, knowledge and understanding of the world, physical development, creative development and problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.

The school teaches K-12. The School has some fantastic facilities including a Playground, Gymnasium, Library, Art Centre, ICT Centre and Music Centre. The school is also proud of the provision of after school activities for its students. The objective of the ASP is to give the students from Age 3 and up the opportunity to work on what they cannot do in the regular class. They can socialise and relax, through these extracurricular activities, guided by the members of our faculty as well as those from the larger community. Activities include: Football, Soccer, Homework Help, Ballet, Yoga, Brain Teasers, Robotics and Knitting.

The Pre-School Teacher should have 3 years experience teaching in a Pre-school or Kindergarten setting preferably with lower years. the Candidate should hold a Bachelor in pre-school or Kindergarten or equivalent and a valid teaching license from the teachers own country. Candidates should be a native English speaker. The school provides and excellent salary and benefits package for the right candidate and hopes to attract a Candidate with excellent qualifications and a passion for educating.

Salary: JPY 3.5M – 4M p.a
Duration: 1 year with opportunity to renew
Job Benefits:
Competitive salary.
Flight ticket to Japan.
Half of the annual medical fees paid (to 40k JPY)
Housing provided.
Visa provided
Two weeks training provided.

If this opportunity is of an interest to you, please email your CV to our administration team:

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