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Head of School – Jinseki International School



The Head of School position offers a wonderful opportunity for a leader who believes in the power of boarding to deliver a well-rounded education particularly in the Prep (Elementary) School environment, alongside excellent educational outcomes.

Prep (Elementary) School | 140 pupils (capacity) | Coeducational | Boarding

Starting August 2021

Applications are welcome for the Head of School of Japan’s first international boarding Prep (Elementary) School.  Jinseki International School opened in April 2020 and is an international Prep School offering a high-quality education based on the Japanese curriculum and the National Curriculum of England, as well as international approaches to teaching and learning inspired by the IB PYP.  Set in a truly stunning location with access to some exceptional resources, the Board has bold aims to establish Jinseki International School amongst the very best Prep schools in the world.

The Jinseki International School provides a multi-language environment by teaching in Japanese and English.  Academic success is underpinned by strong pastoral care as the School develops its pupils – tomorrow’s leaders – intellectually, emotionally, physically and culturally.  As they are prepared for entry to a wide range of schools in Japan and internationally, children build skills, techniques and a love of learning that will serve them throughout their school career and in later life.

The new Head of School will also be excited by how the School may offer something distinctly unique, helping to develop the very concept of what an excellent education should provide, with the determination to achieve the best for every child within the School community in line with the School’s ethos.

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

For more information or an informal conversation, please contact Daniel Lewis, CEO of International School Services, on ( or Jean Sullivan, Head of International Search, on +44 (0)7885 879887 (

Closing date for applications is 10.00am (UK time) on 15 October 2020

Candidates should submit:

  1. A full CV/ résumé
  2. A covering letter addressed to Mr John Baugh, Advisor to Jinseki International School, outlining
    • Your reasons for applying;
    • Relevant professional experience;
    • Your personal educational
  3. An application form (available on the right side of this page)

The submission should be made electronically to RSAcademics. Please email your CV/résumé, application form and covering letter to Jonathan Barnes, Operations Manager (Leadership Appointments) at: Jonathan can also be reached by calling our Head Office on +44 (0)1858 383163.

Jinseki International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be expected to show evidence of their most up to date child protection screening details including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as international police checks.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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About this vacancy

Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 15 October 2020 10.00am UK time
  • Preliminary Interviews (via Zoom) will be held from 16 October 2020
  • Final Interviews will be held in Tokyo in November 2020 (Covid-19 restrictions permitting)