Reference Number: 171246

The Headteacher and Governors are seeking to appoint a Science Technician to join our existing team of two technicians within a large Science department. Due to the expertise and skills among the current technicians, experience of Chemistry in particular will be essential from the successful candidate but responsibilities will also include support for Science in general. 

Level 2 qualifications in Science, English and Maths are essential. Duties will include preparing materials for lessons, the set up and distribution of materials during lessons, safety checks in the laboratories at the end of the day and general administration and support for the teachers. 

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service must be undertaken for the successful applicant. 

Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached. 

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, feedback will not be provided. 

Carr Hill is an Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. 

Salary: £18426 to £ 19171 Actual salary - £15510 to £16137

Closing Date: 3 March 2020, 12.00pm

Interview Date: 16 March 2020

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Science Faculty

The Science Faculty currently consists of fifteen hard working professionals with a range of experience.

Cathy North (Biology) Faculty Leader

Stephen Jones (Chemistry) Assistant Faculty Leader

Kate Webster (Biology) Assistant Faculty Leader

Saoirse Altham (Chemistry)

Sharlan Butcher (Physics)

Elizabeth Hilton-Peet (Biology)

James Johnstone (Biology) Assistant Head

Alex Jordinson (Chemistry)/Deputy Head

Carol Keaskin (Science)

Nick Long (Physics)

Ruth Rothwell (Physics)

Claire Smith (Chemistry)

Sian Williams (Science)

Debbie Holland Science HLTA/Intervention Mentor

Annette Walker Science Technician

Barbara Sharples Science Technician

Vacancy Science Technician

The aims of the Department are:

Ø to ensure that each student, on leaving school, has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the part that Science plays in daily adult life and can make more informed choices as our future citizens.

Ø to ensure that every student, regardless of ability, reaches his/her full potential.

Ø to ensure that whilst students come to appreciate that science is all around them and to be able to understand and explain items featuring in the news and in magazines.

In Science, for all years, pupils are set according to their ability within ‘half-year’ populations.

Following a review of the KS3 curriculum the Department has introduced a bespoke KS3 Scheme of Work based on the new National Curriculum and Activate in Year 7, and 8. This is well resourced through electronic planning tools and textbooks. The Year 7 and 8 Science courses are currently taught by one Science teacher where possible for each set with a carousel of ‘Science topics’ being taught during the year.

Year 9 and 10/11 students are following a 3 and 2 year GCSE course respectively (AQA Triple and Trilogy) in both Double and Triple Science. This is a 100% exam course and leads well into the AS/A2 courses.

The Department has 9 labs and 1 ICT suite, each equipped with projector and an interactive whiteboard in 3 of the rooms.

In the past the Department has been involved in various activities and trips such as, National Science and Engineering Week, ‘Chemistry – the next generation project’, Bronze and Silver CREST awards, visits to the ‘Catalyst’ museum, the ‘Body Worlds’ exhibition, Sellafield visitor centre, Jodrell Bank, Forensic Science work with UCLAN, Chemistry and Biology Olympiad, IOP Eureka competition, IOP lectures, Visiting speakers on a variety of topics – e.g.Behaviour of Materials, Creepy Crawly Road show.


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