Phoenix House is now hiring...

Phoenix House is a new international school opening in the centre of Tokyo, August 2021, for international students aged 5-11, and temporarily for students aged up to 15. We will be offering a language-rich, British style education based on the National Curriculum of England.


We seek passionate, skilled and hardworking teachers excited to build and launch a rich new model of international schooling in one of the most unique and exciting cities in the world. If you are an exceptional, UK-qualified teacher, looking for a new challenge as part of a newly assembled team in Tokyo, then read on. 


Our core mission is to create young people who can work collaboratively, ask deep questions and think critically, through curriculum delivery that naturally incorporates and develops inquiry skills. Solid teaching of core English and maths skills will be accompanied by frequent language study and a thematic and inquiry-based approach towards the foundation subjects.


House life will be central to a student’s experience at Phoenix House. Building confidence and enriching the school community, Rothesay House, Oak House and Clarence House will bring the arts, culture and character to the heart of the school. Termly residential visits for all year groups to North Peak Enrichment Campus, our outdoor centre in Hokkaido, will enliven the curriculum and develop self confidence in a lush, natural outdoor environment. 


If you are keen to work hard and excited by this opportunity to join a new school and a newly established team in Tokyo then we look forward to hearing from you. Teachers with experience in UK independent schools or British brand schools abroad are strongly encouraged to apply. 


Phoenix House International School is managed and operated by Clarence Education Asia.


All applications should be made through the Phoenix House online advertisements (which will soon be live on the TES website) where you can also find the job descriptions.


We are recruiting:


  • Head Teacher

  • Deputy Head Teacher

  • Primary Class Teachers (Years 1-6)

  • Middle School Teachers (Years 7-9)

  • PE Teacher

  • Music Teacher

  • Librarian

  • Japanese Teachers



Applications are invited through the TES application portal with application form & a letter of application addressed to: Kirsten O’Connor, Senior Education Advisor, Clarence Education Asia,


Closing date for applications: Friday 15th January 2021. Early applications are encouraged.


The interview process will take place throughout January 2021. Due to COVID-19, most in-person school visits, lesson observations and interviews will not be possible this year. 


Short listed candidates will be invited to interview and to submit:

  1. Video of a taught lesson

  2. Accompanying scans of:

  • Lesson planning within scheme of work

  • Children’s work – selection of recorded outcomes from the unit and lesson

  • Class assessment data


For more details about our school, please visit our website:


Phoenix House International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Short-listed candidates will undergo background checks, including following-up references with previous employers.

11 Yonban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0081 Japan

© 2021 Phoenix House International School. Operated by Clarence Education Asia Limited