Art & DT Technician, Brent

Closing date:Expiring soon

Alperton Community SchoolBrent

Date posted:
Start date: TBA
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 3 £19,569 - £20,530 including London Weighting (£16,737 - £17,559 pro rata actual per annum)
Contract term: Permanent

We are a large, mixed, 11-18 academy with over 300 students in our sixth form. Due to our increased popularity as a school, we have expanded our roll from 10 to 12 form-entry from September 2018. Alperton Community School is proud to be an inclusive comprehensive school with a student intake that reflects a wonderfully diverse and vibrant local community. Our most recent Ofsted rating in July 2016 recognised the school as Good with Outstanding Leadership and Management. 

The school achieved its best ever set of GCSE results in 2018. The percentage of students achieving five good GCSEs (Grade 4+/A*-C) including English and maths has increased by 22% over the last four years and now stands at 64%. Over the last few years the school has been ranked in the top 7% of schools nationally for student progress at GCSE (Progress 8 = +0.47) and ranked in the top 1% for maths and the top 9% for English. The school has been graded as “above average” in the 2018 DfE Performance Tables. 

We are very fortunate to have a brand new school building which opened in the summer term. The new building has 83 classrooms with purpose-built specialist Drama, Music, Art and DT facilities as well as 14 Science laboratories, 10 ICT rooms, a Dance Studio, an Activity Studio, an enormous Sports Hall and outdoor MUGA. Every classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art ICT facilities. We are very fortunate to have extensive outdoor spaces which are set aside for break and lunchtime activities. 

Our school has become internationally recognised following the success of our Art and Textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou who won the $1million Global Teacher Prize 2018. The school has been shortlisted for the TES School of the Year 2018 and won the TES Maths Team of the Year 2017. We are one of only four schools in the country to hold the Platinum Professional Development Mark and one of only 100 schools to hold the Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence.

The Role  

The successful candidates will be one of 2 technicians, reporting to the Heads of Department for Art and Food/DT, working across two sites to provide coordinated support and assistance to the Art/DT faculties, ensuring a first class service to our Art and DTcurriculum.  You will be dealing with a wide variety of work up to ‘A’ levels and a good understanding of Health & Safety is expected. 

The post-holder will be responsible for the day to day provision of practical equipment and resources for Art and DT lessons, ensuring that proper health and safety procedures are being observed.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a good general education, with at least GCSE grade C in Maths and English (or equivalent).

While experience in as a technician in a school environment would be preferred, we would consider well-qualified graduates, with relevant experience, who are interested in training as technicians. 

You will have excellent IT skills, especially with Excel or Word, along with strong interpersonal and organisational skills. You should be flexible and able to work independently and as a part of team. 





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More about Alperton Community School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Upper-school site, Stanley Avenue, Wembley, Middlesex, HA0 4JE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8902 2038