ICT Technician, Cullingworth, Bradford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Parkside SchoolCullingworth, Bradford

Date posted:
Start date: 29th October 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale Point 17 to 21, 37 Hours per Week, Term Time + 10 Days
Contract term: Permanent

Parkside School was judged as a GOOD school by OFSTED in October 2016 and was also shortlisted for the following awards:

· The Telegraph & Argus Education Awards – in the category of School Improvement (Highly commended)

· Sky Sports Awards for education (Top 10 schools nationally)

Parkside is a rapidly improving school situated in a rural situation, close to Haworth, West Yorkshire, with good transport links to both Bradford and Leeds. It is a popular and oversubscribed 11 to 18 co-educational school with around 1100 students on role. Due to the improvements instigated over the last two/three years and also to address the increased need for provision in the community, from September 2017, the school will be engaging in an expansion programme. This will take the school to 210 students on entry, up from the current 180 and will increase the school in size to approximately 1275 (including sixth form) over the next 5 years.

OFSTED October 2016 commented:

“Senior leaders have been successful in improving the quality of teaching and pupils’ progress since the last inspection”

“The Headteacher and his senior team lead the school with energy, drive and determination…”

“The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good…”

“…Parents agree that their children are safe”

“Relationships between staff and pupils are very positive and the school’s expectations of behaviour are high”

“Across a broad range of subjects, pupils currently in the school are making good progress from their starting points…”

“Teaching and Learning in the sixth form are good…”

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, innovative, and highly skilled Science Technician. 

The successful applicant will report directly to the Deputy Head for Teaching and Learning and it is expected they will support the strategic direction, infrastructure and development of ICT across all areas of the school.

The successful applicant will be joining a school that has:

· Improving results and progress across all Key Stages;

· Worked strategically to enhance the progress of its students at all Key Stages;

· A dedicated team who are hardworking, enthusiastic and collaborative in their approach to working together;

· A supportive environment where staff development is an essential aspect of career development

We are seeking to appoint:

· A candidate with high expectations of themselves and others

· A person able to provide support and maintenance of the school’s network, desktop computers, software packages, printers and computer equipment and classroom technology

· A person who is able to contribute to the base delivery of the school’s ICT provision

· A colleague who will be accountable for the resolution of ICT incidents within the school organisation and associates as appropriate

· A person who is flexible / adaptable and can ‘react’ to ever changing day to day situations within a school environment

Visits are welcome and these can be arranged by contacting the Headteacher, Mr Andy Taylor, via his PA Mrs Jill Britton on jill.britton@parksideschool.net 

If you are as excited by this challenge as we are and you think this might be the role for you, please apply by following the link below, having taken note of the attachments, by the closing date of Monday 24th September 2018 10:00 am. 

Please note the school does not accept third party applications.

Successful candidates will be contacted for interview, which will be undertaken W/C 24th September 2018

The School has adopted the principles of Safer Recruitment and will safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to do the same. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. Parkside School is an Equal Opportunities Employer



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Foundation
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Parkside Terrace, Cullingworth, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD13 5AD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1535 272752
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Thank you for your interest in Parkside School. As the Headteacher appointed in September 2013, it has been my privilege to lead the school during a time of significant educational change; one that has seen the school significantly improve student’s ...