Science Technician, Poole

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Magna Academy PoolePoole

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: NJC 7 -11 (£19,554 - £21,166 FTE) – pro rata for term time only hours
Contract term: Permanent

Science Technician 

NJC 7 -11 (£19,554 - £21,166 FTE) – pro rata for term time only hours

‘Teachers and pupils say that the almost total lack of disruption in classes allows teachers to concentrate on delivering the content of the lesson and it allows pupils to focus on their work without interruption.’ (OFSTED, December 2018)

‘The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.’ (OFSTED, December 2018)

 ‘Pupils’ conduct is very good. They treat each other with warmth. They are respectful towards adults. Disruption in lessons is very rare.’ (OFSTED, December 2018)

Do you want to be part of a team where you will help make a lasting impact on our students, many of whom are disadvantaged, and rapidly accelerate their progress?

Do you want to work in a school where you are free to teach, with impeccable student behaviour and unhindered by bureaucracy?

Despite being a ‘secondary modern’ in a selective grammar school borough, we have the mind-set that we are a ‘grammar school for all’. We are unapologetically ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. Our goal is to prepare every student to be able to go to university or high powered alternative. We believe in the traditional values of hard work and kindness.

Our Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and was graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in June 2015. In 2016, Magna achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.52, placing us well within the top 5% of highest performing schools nationally. 

Magna Academy is different. Our teaching approaches have been influenced by charter schools in US inner cities and innovations from cognitive science. There are no unwieldy marking policies, no graded lesson observations and our students’ behaviour is impeccable, supported by same-day centralised detentions. We also teach a rigorous academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said. 

Central to the philosophy of our Trust is the innovative Aspirations Framework, which outlines the belief that for all students to have high Aspirations, three Guiding Principles must be present: Self‐Worth, Engagement, and Purpose.

If you are able to visit, you will see a scholarly culture with impeccable behaviour, highly engaged students and silent corridors. At the same time, we are very outward-facing, and humility is central to the organisation. We know we haven’t yet got everything right, and are driven to continuously improve and aspire to become one of the best schools in the country.

We have very high expectations of our staff, but we value them highly, and treat work load very seriously. Our systems ensure you can really focus on your core purpose – in a sustainable way, unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour.

What we offer:

  • Great students who behave impeccably – you can make a massive difference to them
  • Tight, robust, no-excuses behaviour systems
  • Highly visible and supportive senior leaders, who have your back
  • Same day centralised detentions, helping to underpin impeccable behaviour
  • We believe that trusting our staff with autonomy helps to develop a strong staff culture
  • CPD starts as soon as you are appointed
  • Excellent ongoing CPD, career development and promotion opportunities
  • State of the art facilities, and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an outstanding individual to support our Science department by providing operational and logistical support as well as some 1-1 and small group tuition for students. You will have a positive ‘can-do’ attitude, along with a good understanding of the Science GCSE and A Level specifications that our students are studying. No previous experience necessary, this role would particularly suit a dynamic, ambitious science graduate.

The successful candidate will be one who does whatever it takes to ensure the life chances of all our students are maximised. They will also blend extreme personal humility with intense professional will.

The right candidate will be totally aligned to our values and mission. If you are the type of person who fits with our culture, you will love working here.

As a rapidly growing academy, that will be at full capacity in 2019, and as a newly designated NCTL National Teaching School and National Support School, you would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark.

We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy in order to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment.

How to Apply:

Please click on the “quick apply” button to submit an online application.

Please contact Zoe Challis, or 01202 604222, to either ar range a visit or an informal, confidential discussion about the role.  

We strongly advise a visit as this Academy is very different.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 16th September 2019.

Learn more about Magna Academy at: 

Magna Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

More about Magna Academy Poole
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Ashdown Close, Adastral Road, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset, BH17 8RE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1202 604222
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Magna Academy Poole is a thriving learning community in which students, staff and parents work together to ensure outstanding outcomes for our young people.   

Magna Academy is part of the Aspirations Academies Trust and one of the highest ...