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Physics Technician - Full-time

Oakwood Park Grammar School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-5422-171S
  • Posted:09/09/2021
  • Pay:Oakwood Scheme
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2021 at 14:00
  • Interviews:1st October 2021


We are seeking to appoint a Physics Technician, to join our successful Science Department at this popular boys’ Grammar School with a co-educational Sixth Form.

The successful applicant will be required to provide support to the teaching staff in the Physics Department, as well as having specific responsibility for the day to day running of the Physics laboratories.

Experience of laboratory work is essential. We are looking for someone who has a background and qualifications in Physics/Electronics who is a good team player and is flexible and proactive.

The post is for 37 hours a week, term time only (38 weeks a year) with a salary in the Oakwood Range Band 5 (pro rata’d salary from £16,446 to £17,509 depending on experience).

For further details and an application form telephone 01622 726683 or email office@opgs.org.  A letter of application to the Headteacher and application form to be received by the closing date of 12 noon on 31st September 2021.

Oakwood Park Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with former employers and Enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

Oakwood Park Grammar School is a five-form entry (usually 160 in each year) Boys’ Grammar School of currently 1076 students. We have a co-educational Sixth Form of 280 students (usually we have 40-50 girls in Years 12 and 13). Entry at 11 to the school is through the Kent Test (11+) where students sit three papers in Mathematics, English and Reasoning.

We have been on the site since 1959 and we share an attractive campus with two schools (St Augustine Academy and St Simon Stock) and a college of Further Education (Mid-Kent College). This gives the site a unique feel with over four thousand students.

Our teaching and support staff are dedicated and hardworking and very loyal to the school.

Oakwood Park Grammar School has a wealth of extra-curricular activities for its students. Sport is very strong with national success in football, alongside rugby, cricket, basketball and athletics. We also cater for rowing, fencing, table tennis and climbing. Music and Drama are also popular with an annual production. We also have other extra-curricular activities such as robotics, debating and chess.

Academic standards are high at both GCSE and A Level. In the Sixth Form, on average, well over half of our students who apply to universities will secure offers from prestigious Russell Group universities and we regularly send students to Oxbridge colleges.

In 2019 we were graded Good overall by Ofsted but did achieve Outstanding for our Behaviour and our Sixth Form provision.

We are a welcoming, open school with a clear focus on developing staff, with teaching and learning at the heart of our professional development.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Theresa Williamson
  • Address:Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AH
  • Telephone: (01622) 726683
  • Email: twilliamson@opgs.org

Fax: (01622) 721210


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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.