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Set in the mountains of Iwate Prefecture, northern Japan, Harrow Appi will represent a benchmark for international education in the region, offering a one-of-a-kind learning experience in East Asia: high academic outcomes, close personal tutoring in a full boarding school, values based holistic education and access to the great outdoors. Surrounded by nature, high achieving students will excel both academically and physically.

Utilising Harrow International’s bespoke curriculum, outstanding teachers will guide and support students towards exceptional academic attainment and access to the universities of their choice. A unique co-curricular programme will engage students in sport, creative arts, and service learning; sports academies will offer particular specialisms in skiing, swimming, tennis, golf, and cycling.

Opening in August 2022 for Years 7-10, we are currently recruiting the following high performing staff to our founding team.

CURRENT VACANCIES

FOR ACADEMIC STAFF APPLICATIONS

FOR NON ACADEMIC STAFF APPLICATIONS

Please e-mail a CV and one-page letter of application (in English) via the link above.

CANDIDATE PROFILE (Academic positions)

Primarily, we’re seeking teachers who genuinely love working with young people using a holistic approach. Harrow Appi teachers bring a range of abilities and interests to their teaching, in the classroom and beyond.

Successful candidates will understand the challenges of a start-up school and mountain-based life; and will embrace working and living in this kind of environment. They will welcome a high degree of integration between their personal and professional lives.

If you can imagine yourself working in a dynamic residential school environment, teaching in the day, supporting students in the boarding houses, running activities and clubs, skiing, hiking or mountain biking in the mornings, afternoons, evenings and/or weekends, we encourage you to apply. We welcome interest from applicants with an understanding of the independent and/or quality international sectors and who have prior experience of boarding, though these are not prerequisites.

Specifically, we require:

  • An appropriate education degree, or a Bachelor’s degree and a UK PGCE, and UK QTS (or internationally recognised high-quality equivalents).
  • A sustained period of teaching experience in a strong school and appropriate familiarity with the National Curriculum of England and IGCSE/GCSE syllabi (A Levels will be offered from 2024 onwards).
  • An ability to guide and develop highly able students (initially up to GCSE/IGCSE level), supporting their eventual progress to leading universities.
  • Commitment to boarding and to holistic, values-based education.
  • Full commitment to the digital culture of the school.
  • Fluency in English. 

The safeguarding of our students is at the core of all that we do. All appointments are conditional on:

  • Acceptable police checks (or equivalent) from the country of origin and from all countries in which you have worked.
  • Appropriate references from your current and previous employer, corroborated by personal phone calls made to each referee (to be taken at shortlist stage).

The Appi environment, and the nature of the school, will suit energised professionals whose personal situation allows them to embrace life in rural, mountainous Japan. We seek resilient teachers who see the challenges of mountain-living, whatever the season, as part of the adventure – the rewards being access to the beauty of the Japanese natural environment and to extensive outdoor sports.

CANDIDATE PROFILE (NON ACADEMIC positions)

Primarily, we’re seeking staff who are keen on working in an educational environment to support the growth and development of young adults. Harrow Appi staff will bring a range of abilities and interests to their work, in the office and beyond.

Successful candidates will understand the challenges of a start-up school and mountain-based life; and will embrace working and living in this kind of environment. They will welcome a high degree of integration between their personal and professional lives.

If you can imagine yourself working in a dynamic residential school environment, working to support the education of young adults in a pristine natural environment then we encourage you to apply. We welcome interest from applicants with an understanding of the independent and/or quality international education and who have perhaps worked in an international school in Japan or elsewhere, though this is not a prerequisite.

Specifically, we require:

  • Excellent educational background, preferably to degree level.
  • A sustained period of working in their chosen field with a clear track record of success.
  • Commitment to support boarding and to holistic, values-based education.
  • Full commitment to the digital culture of the school.
  • Minimum conversational level of English. 

The safeguarding of our students is at the core of all that we do. All appointments are conditional on:

  • Acceptable background check from Japan, police checks (or equivalent) from the country of origin if applicable and from all countries in which you have worked.
  • Appropriate references from your current and previous employer, corroborated by personal phone calls made to each referee (to be taken at shortlist stage).

The Appi environment, and the nature of the school, will suit energised professionals whose personal situation allows them to embrace life in rural, mountainous Japan. We seek resilient staff who see the challenges of mountain-living, whatever the season, as part of the adventure – the rewards being access to the beauty of the Japanese natural environment and to extensive outdoor sports.

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