Job Description – Science Technician
Reporting to: Teacher of Science / Head of Science
Salary: Support Staff Scale I point 1 £20,680 – Scale point 14 £24,121 FTE salary (actual salary £17,755.86 - £20,710.30)
Hours: 37 hours per week Term Time only + days.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
- To assess, manage and deliver pastoral and learning support
- Assist the teacher with preparing materials for the class and clearing up the resources at the end of the class, maintaining a safe working environment
- To support the pupils to understand instructions and develop independent learning skills
- To coordinate the use of practical resources and facilities and help and advice in meeting the practical needs of the science curriculum, including liaising with teaching staff and support staff outside of the department
- To coordinate the day-to-day organisation and development of resources across biology, physics and chemistry
- Keeping accurate up-to-date stock records
- To ensure regular checking, cleaning, maintenance, calibration, testing and repairing of equipment takes place
- To control the safety, COSHH and ESCC regulations are adhered to
- To work in line with the behaviour for learning policy
- To support students with their social and or emotional well-being and reporting concerns where appropriate
- To support the SENCO in the identification of the needs of students on the SEN register
- Record basic student data
- Assist with break and lunch time supervision as required
- To complete required training
- To follow all Health & Safety, safeguarding and GDPR requirements
- The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the school safeguarding/child protection policy is adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with this policy
- To carry out tasks as reasonably required by the Headteacher
- Be keenly aware of the responsibility for safeguarding children and to help in the application of the Safeguarding Policy within the school
- Comply with the school’s Safeguarding Policy in order to ensure the welfare of children and young people.
Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore this appointment will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.
The Greenshaw Learning Trust Mission Statement
- We are ambitious for our schools and their students. We believe that there is no ceiling on what can be achieved by anyone, regardless of their circumstances or background.
- We are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment, giving every young person the opportunity to fulfil their potential now, and in the future.
- We seek to realise the power of individuals and organisations working together in collaboration whilst retaining their individuality, and we recognise that we can always improve.
Greenshaw Learning Trust Employee Benefits
The Greenshaw Learning Trust recognises its employees as its most important asset and are aware that the quality and commitment of employees is critical to success. All employees are offered the following benefits:
- A supportive ethos and concern for the well-being of all colleagues
- Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression
- Employer Contributions to Local Government or Teachers Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Gym membership scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Eye Care Voucher scheme
- Car Benefit Scheme
- My Health discounts
Brakenhale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.