Science Technician, Barnet

Closing date:

Copthall SchoolBarnet

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £17,492 pro rata
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Science Technician

35 hours per week, 40 weeks per annum (Flexible working hours) 

£21,591 FTE

£17,492 pro rata 

We are looking to appoint a flexible, organised and efficient technician to join the team in our large and busy Science Department, working across the key stages and covering Biology, Physics and Chemistry. This post may be of interest to a science graduate as an interim position of a year or as a permanent position with opportunities to progress towards a teaching qualification. 

The post holder will assist in practical classes as required and will support the department in the organising and managing of practical resources including basic maintenance of equipment.  

Science is a very popular subject and our results are consistently strong with our 2019 results at GCSE well above the national averages (71% 9-4, 15% 9-7 in Combined Science, 100% 9-4, 46% 9-7 in Biology, 100% 9-4, 67% 9-7 in Chemistry and 98% 9-4, 50% 9-7 Physics). 

For the third year running, we celebrated another very successful year in our examination results.  Our preliminary P8 score is +0.83 which places us in the top 3% in the country for progress.  90% of English grades were 9-4 with increases in outcomes for both Maths and Science.   One of our students was the highest achieving history student in the whole country and gained a suite of grade 8s & 9s.   Our A-level results were equally impressive with our A*-C grades increasing from 61% in 2018 to 74%.  In addition to this, students who sat vocational subjects did equally well with the average grade a Merit+

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries.  Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications. 

Copthall has seen rapid improvements in standards across the school. Following our recent Ofsted inspection in May 2018.  Copthall has been awarded ‘Good’ status “By implementing systems to raise staffs and pupils’ aspirations, leaders have established a culture of high expectations.  As a result, the school has secured marked improvements to learning and pupils’ progress”.  The full report can be accessed using the following link: http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/226/ofsted

The successful candidate will be expected to: 

• be committed to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses with the belief that every child can succeed

• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupil

and in return we offer candidates:

• support, mentoring and training appropriate to the post

• a forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes

• the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the school, its students and families

• benefit from our Employee Assistance Programme (Wellbeing)

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.  

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

Application forms must be completed and are available from the School website: http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/219/join-us or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.   Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to recruitment@copthall.barnet.sch.uk.

Closing date:  Monday 14th October 2019   (12 noon)



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Pursley Road, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2EP, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8959 1937
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Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries. We have approximately 1000 students on role, 120 of which are enrolled in our th...