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Part-Time Science Technician - Part-time

The Holmesdale School, Snodland

  • Ref:KCC886-4065-446S
  • Posted:10/02/2020
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:April 2020
  • App Close Date:28/02/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:As and when candidates are available

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PART-TIME SCIENCE TECHNICIAN 

14 hours per week (Monday to Friday – Actual working pattern to be agreed with Line Manager)

Term Time - 38 weeks per year plus 5 INSET days

Kent Range 4, Actual Salary £5,605 - £5,962

Are you someone who loves a challenge? Are you interested in working with one of the south east’s most dynamic multi academy trusts? Do you want to transform the lives of young people in an underperforming school?

We are looking to appoint a part-time Science Technician as part of a small and cohesive Science team who are dedicated to ensuring all students achieve their potential through delivering creative, high quality lessons that engage and challenge.

We have a coherently planned and structured five-year Science curriculum that builds on students' experience and learning. The curriculum allows for knowledge acquisition over time as well as developing their independence in class and out of school learning. The curriculum is designed to challenge all pupils regardless of their starting point. It promotes resilience, independence and ultimately development of a growth mind-set.

At KS3 pupils study units in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Interleaving these key ideas through the five-year curriculum allows for knowledge acquisition over time.  The curriculum provides retrieval practice and encourages pupils to find links within and between topics.

At KS4 pupils study either Combined Science, following the AQA Trilogy syllabus, or the individual sciences. To support teaching, we have a lesson by lesson schemes of work with associated core questions which highlight the key knowledge pupils need to take away from each lesson.

Essential requirements:-

  • GCSE Maths/English/Science at C or above or equivalent level 2 qualification
  • Good level of ICT skills
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Knowledge of procedures for preparation of resources/ materials, setting up, cleaning and basic maintenance of equipment
  • Understanding of Health and Safety procedures especially as they relate to work in the Laboratory
  • Knowledge of appropriate use of relevant equipment (including handling hazardous substances safely) and ability to communicate this knowledge to staff and students
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.

Desirable:-

  • Experience of working with Secondary age children
  • First aid qualification

Join us and benefit from

  • Positive pupils who are extremely loyal to staff
  • Support from trust specialist leaders of education
  • Good train links with Maidstone and Rochester


Apply online or download an application pack from the vacancies link of our website www.holmesdale.kent.sch.uk and email to Recruitment@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk .

We welcome potential candidates to come for an informal visit before applying. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact the HR Department at Recruitment@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk

Closing date: 28 February 2020

Interviews: As and when candidates are available

The Holmesdale School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, CV, Occupational Health and Teaching Agency check as well as receipt of two satisfactory references.

Candidates will be contacted if they are successfully shortlisted for interview.

Information about the school

The Holmesdale School is a well-established 11-18 co-educational school, in the heart of the Medway Valley. The school was rebuilt in 2007. This provides our community with modern, exceptionally well-resourced facilities; yet the school ethos is founded on traditional values. The school is developing into a thriving learning community where both students and staff are ambitious, determined and resilient in their unique learning journeys.

The development and well-being of each individual child is at the heart of our moral purpose. These values are embedded through our moral code; honesty, kindness, courage and diligence.

Our school motto is Putting Progress First and we embrace the ECCO values of Engagement, Character, Community and Ownership. At The Holmesdale School we unlock potential and transform lives through exceptional education.

We achieve this through; • Excellent Teaching • State of the art facilities and an excellent climate for learning • Supporting students to be the best they can be • Being big enough for choice, small enough to care.

Holmesdale has a friendly and supportive, but disciplined, environment and provides extensive learning opportunities which unlock student’s self-belief and aspiration.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Louise Bates PA to Head of School & Executive Head
  • Address:The Holmesdale School, Malling Road, Snodland, Kent, ME6 5HS
  • Telephone: 01634 240416
  • Email: office@holmesdale.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01634 244041

Documents

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.