Science Technician/Science Teaching Assistant, Barnet

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Copthall SchoolBarnet

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £21,591 - £21,981 FTE £17,492 - £17,808 pro rata depending experience
Contract term: Permanent

Science Technician/Science Teaching Assistant

35 hours per week, 40 weeks per annum (Term Time Only) 

£21,591 - £22,779 FTE

£17,492 - £18,455 pro rata depending experience

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 the department achieved some excellent GCSE results in 2018 with triple Science being amongst the highest in the school in terms of progress and attainment. GCSE Chemistry achieved 71% 9-7 GCSE Biology achieved 69% 9-7 and Physics 59% 9-7. Our Science results are consistently strong with our 2018 results at GCSE well above national averages. 

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, Copthall has been awarded the status of ‘Good’.  ‘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 pupil’s progress’.  The full report can be accessed using the following link:

We offer candidates:

• excellent facilities with 9 well equipped purpose built laboratories 

• excellent support from an experienced team of professional technicians

• support, mentoring and professional learning appropriate to the post with access to continuous professional development

• Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (Wellbeing)

Candidates will:

• have proven experience of working or the desire to work successfully with students of all abilities

• 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 pupils

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: 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

Closing date:  Wednesday 19th June 2019 (12 noon)

More about Copthall School
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...