Senior Science Technician
Dates: Apply ASAP
Job Start: September 2017
Salary: Academy Equivalent to NJC Scale 6, point 26, £26,871 pa
Contract type: Full Time, 52 weeks, 36 hours a week
Contract term: Permanent
We seek to appoint a Senior Science Technician to lead the provision of support across the Science Department including the provision of guidance and support in meeting the practical requirements of the science curriculum.
The ideal Senior Science Technician will be a team player who is also forward thinking, visionary, receptive to change and able to work under pressure. In this role you will be supportive in the department engaging with staff and planning technical support for lessons. You will have experience working within schools and will be aware of the Health and Safety involved in the job.
This is a great opportunity for a Senior Science Technician to make a striking impact on the provision and delivery of Science at SSA as our department and school expands.
Between 2014 and 2016 Stratford School Academy was rebuilt through the Government’s Priority School Building Programme. We now have two brand new buildings each for 750 pupils. In September 2015 we admitted our first 300 strong Year 7 cohort and we will grow to 1500 pupils by 2020. We have not gone for the usual Upper/Lower School split but instead operate two ‘mini schools’ educating pupils from Year 7 to 11. Our mini school in Upton Lane incorporates a Resource Provision for up to twenty children with Autism; our mini school in Grosvenor Road will develop a complementary specialism in teaching pupils with Speech, Language and Communication needs.
We are ambitious: we are expanding, we have improved our teacher workforce both in terms of readiness and capacity, our ‘mini school’ approach is innovative and we have Academy Sponsor status. We have asked ourselves what is an ambitious but achievable academic target that, if we can hit it, will let us say with confidence that we are providing our pupils with a top quality education. One simple answer would be to achieve a Progress 8 score of +0.5. We use this (and a couple of other targets) to drive all aspects of our work, to ask: what do we need to do over the next couple of years to get from where we are to P8 +0.5? In summer 2016 we achieved P8 +0.2 and we think +0.5 is well within our reach over the next couple of years.
We have a very clear approach to our work and focus our efforts on what educational research (as opposed to fashion) tells us will really make a difference to student outcomes. We implement this plan through extending systematic shared practice and developing teacher expertise through deliberate practice.
We try to look after our staff. We provide travel loans, parking permit loans and run cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes. All staff get priority admission to the school for their children. Teachers have lower than average teaching loads and we don’t expect them to do cover –so they have time to do the job properly. Our school dinners are well worth eating and you get free coffee all day made by a qualified barista. Last but not least you get to work with very nice people and pupils.
If you think this might be the job for you then you should come in and meet us, see the buildings, hear more about what we do and how we do it. If you do want to visit please call Anna Mason on 02072598770. We know that it can be difficult to get out of school and so we can be flexible with times and dates.
How to Apply
To apply, please request an application form from Anna Mason at StratfordSchoolAcademy@hays.com or call Anna on 0207 259 8770. Your application is a direct permanent application to our school; Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.
Closing Date: ASAP / Ongoing
For more information you can also visit our dedicated recruitment website at www.hays.co.uk/jobs/stratfordschoolacademy or www.stratfordschoolacademy.com
Stratford School Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and the Academy carries out appropriate employment checks.
Please note we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.
Anna Mason c/o Stratford School Academy
Grosvenor Road, Forest Gate, London E7 8JA