Science Technician, Pinner, London Borough of Harrow

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Pinner High SchoolPinner, London Borough of Harrow

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Start date: 1st December 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: H2 up to £18,330
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Can you blaze a trail for others to follow? 

We opened our doors to our first group of Year 7 students in September 2016.  We now need a brilliant Science Technician to maintain our excellent progress. This post would suit those who believe everyone is entitled to a first rate education, and those who thrive in an environment of high expectation and constant challenge; trailblazers who can also secure continuing success. A flexible approach is essential.  

Pinner High School is a learning based community with high aspirations for all. We provide a first rate personal, inclusive education, through a tried and tested curriculum carefully supported by individual pastoral care. Students will have the opportunity to excel in and out of the classroom, on the sports field, on the stage, in the community, enjoying a wealth of enrichment opportunities.   

The school brings life to the motto ‘Inspiring Learning’. A great deal of this comes with the exceptional every day experiences students expect with our first class staff. The opportunity to build this ethos in a brand new school is a special one with excellent career development opportunities as the school grows.   

Over 500 people have applied to work at Pinner High School. Inspectors tell us we have ‘the model for an Outstanding school’ and we were featured in the Parliamentary Review 2017 showcasing best practice in education nationwide. Parents, students and staff rated us ‘Outstanding’ in all categories at the end of our first year. The future of Pinner High School is bright and exciting.   

If Pinner High School sounds like it is right for you, complete the application form in full and submit a personal statement, of no more than two sides of A4. In your personal statement explain why you want to work with us, why you are the best person for the role, and what you would do to address this target if you are appointed. CV's will not be accepted.

Key Responsibilities  

•To be committed to and to promote the school’s vision, aims, objectives and values. 

•To undertake a practical health and safety role within the school and to assist in various administrative tasks relating to the day to day running of the school. •To engender a professional and pro-active approach in order to support the students in the development of their learning. 

•To oversee the organisation of the work and storage areas and ensure the cleanliness, safety and security of these areas at all times. 

•To advise members of staff and pupils of particular hazards and requirements in the use of equipment and materials in line with COSHH/ CLEAPPS/ NSEAD guidance. Keep abreast of current safety guidelines and legislation. 

•To provide technical assistance to students and ensure that standards of health and safety are met. 

•To prepare, issue and receive back materials and equipment, including teaching aids in Science. 

•To support teachers and students during practical work, to include carrying out or setting up demonstrations and experiments, providing advice to pupils in development of their tasks. 

•To tidy up and clean materials and equipment, including breakages and spillages, to ensure a safe and hygienic working environment at all times. 

•To check for missing and damaged equipment against inventories and inform the relevant teacher. To assist with modifying existing tasks to increase their accessibility or level of demand. 

•To be familiar with the teaching content in order to anticipate classroom activities. 

•To check, record and organise the storage of newly received consumables and equipment. 

•To order consumables and equipment, after consultation with the Head of Department, in order to maintain adequate stock levels. 

•Photocopying and filing of department resources. 

•To maintain good communications with all colleagues. 

•To develop and foster links with the wider community to enhance teaching and learning. 

•To assist and advising students on the production and presentation of work as directed by the Head of Department. 

•To be a model to children by the way they demonstrate good practice (e.g. using technical vocabulary, using tools correctly) demonstrate a new skill or learn something new alongside them. 

•To oversee the work of small groups of students engaged in practical tasks, as requested by the Head of Department and under the supervision of the classroom teacher. 

•To work co-operatively with the admin and support teams and provide assistance as necessary to all parents, students, staff, Governors and other relevant stakeholders. 

•To contribute to safeguarding children and keep up to date with the latest procedures and regulations and ensure attendance at appropriate INSET training, meetings, and suchlike. 

•To work co-operatively and support the Academy’s Professional Review system. 

•There may be the opportunity to work in the Design Technology department as well as the Science department.  

Part time by negotiation between the hours of 8.15am-4.00pm. Term time only.

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More about Pinner High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Beaulieu Drive, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 1NB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3096 0769
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