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Primary School Kindergarten to Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher

Job Description:

The Primary School Kindergarten to Grade 5 Homeroom Teacher at One World International School (OWIS), Osaka, is responsible for creating a nurturing and engaging learning environment for students in a specific grade level. Homeroom teachers play a fundamental role in students’ academic, social, and emotional development.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Classroom Management:

   – Establish and maintain a well-organized and inclusive classroom that fosters a positive learning environment.

   – Develop and implement effective classroom management strategies to ensure a conducive atmosphere for learning.


  1. Curriculum Delivery:

   – Plan, deliver, and assess lessons according to the school’s curriculum, ensuring alignment with academic standards.

   – Adapt teaching methods to meet individual learning needs and styles.


  1. Student Assessment:

   – Regularly assess and evaluate student progress through a variety of assessment tools, providing constructive feedback.

   – Collaborate with colleagues to analyze student data and make data-driven instructional decisions.


  1. Parent Communication:

   – Maintain open and regular communication with parents and guardians, providing updates on student performance and well-being.

   – Attend parent-teacher conferences and respond to parent inquiries and concerns.


  1. Social and Emotional Support:

   – Foster students’ social and emotional development by creating a supportive and inclusive classroom culture.

   – Provide guidance and support to students in their personal growth and development.


  1. Extracurricular Involvement:

   – Actively participate in or lead extracurricular activities, clubs, or events that enhance the school community.

   – Encourage and mentor students in extracurricular pursuits.


  1. Professional Development:

   – Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current with best practices in education.

   – Participate in school-wide and grade-level meetings and collaborations.


  1. Team Collaboration:

   – Collaborate with other homeroom teachers, specialists, and support staff to ensure a holistic educational experience for students.

   – Contribute to curriculum development and school improvement initiatives.


Qualifications and Requirements:

– A Bachelor’s degree in Education or a related field; a teaching certification is required.

– Minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience, with experience in primary education preferred.

– A deep understanding of child development, differentiated instruction, and student assessment.

– Strong classroom management skills and a commitment to creating an inclusive learning environment.

– Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

– A passion for teaching and a dedication to students’ holistic development.

– Basic Japanese preferred


Visa Status: Permanent Resident / Instructor Visa / valid work visa


Language: English (Fluent)


Location: One World International School (OWIS), Osaka


Reporting To: Head of Primary School