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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Part time: 20hrs per week, working 4 hours per day Mon – Fri. Flexibility in the working pattern will be considered for the right candidate.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

C1 £23,115.00 – C5 £24,140.00 (Actual £10,732.56 - £11,208.48)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a dedicated Technology Technician to join our enthusiastic Technology department. The role will be suited to a self-motivated individual who will be responsible for the preparation, organisation, and the maintenance of materials and equipment within the department (this may involve some lifting and moving). This role requires excellent organisational and communication skills and a ‘can do’ attitude. The successful candidate will support the DT teachers in delivering high-quality practical lessons and ensuring the smooth running of the department. This role is essential in helping to maintain a safe, efficient, and inspiring learning environment for our students.

What the school offers its staff

Thornden is an oversubscribed school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed, which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and, at further and higher education.

About the role:

  • Manage requests for technical equipment and resources to support learning, developing a systematic safe approach to using equipment to support key stages of the curriculum
  • Preparation, assembly, setting up of equipment/components, apparatus, tools and equipment for practical classes and assessments
  • Confidence in using machinery and tools (training will be given)
  • During lesson, remaining on stand-by in classroom or preparation room to be available to support teacher and assist with materials and demonstrating practical’s when needed
  • At the end of lessons, clearing away and cleaning equipment and materials as required, maintaining tidy classrooms/workshops and ensuring materials are safely stored and labelled
  • Identifying when stocks are running low and ordering new stock, based on minimum requirements set by the Line Manager, in order to ensure materials and equipment are always available
  • Keeping appropriate budget databases up to date
  • Checking, recording, and storing supplies when received at school
  • Regularly ensuring that materials and equipment are in good and usable condition, identify problems and resolving as is appropriate, carrying out minor maintenance and obtaining replacements where appropriate
  • Overseeing the safe storage of equipment and hazardous materials, and maintaining appropriate records
  • Writing and reviewing Health and Safety procedures including Risk Assessments and COSHH data sheets
  • Scheduling annual machine inspections and liaising with inspection staff
  • Monitor supplies and condition of safety and protective wear, ensuring that pupils are provided with these as required
  • Carrying out photocopying of resources
  • Mounting work and creating displays/exemplar materials
  • Assisting with the preparation of departmental documentation

We are seeking an individual who has:

  • Work experience related to the subject area
  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience of record keeping and monitoring
  • Experience with carpentry and joinery
  • Demonstrable levels of numeracy and literacy
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and be resilient
  • The ability to be proactive in seeking solutions
  • Evidence of a strong understanding of safeguarding and Child Protection

In return, we can offer you:

  • A positive working environment focused on staff well-being, student welfare, progress and high standards of achievement and behaviour
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and Training and Development Programmes
  • Eligibility to join the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to a fantastic Employee Assistance Programme

About HISP Trust:

HISP Multi Academy Trust believe in building excellent educational environments that inspire and unlock potential in all our school communities.  We currently have multiple schools within our Trust covering the age ranges from nursery to 16 with plans to expand and grow quickly across our geographical location.

Whilst we are currently a small Trust, we are ambitious and have a broad range of outward-facing accreditations that support our schools and those within our local area.  We are part of the Education Endowment Foundation Network with our HISP Research School.  Evidence-informed practice underpins our ethos, professional development and school improvement.  We have an outstanding provision for training new teachers through our Hampshire SCITT Partnership, which also supports career progression for staff within our Trust and links to higher education. We have recently been designated, by the DfE, with two Teaching School Hubs covering Portsmouth, Southampton, the Isle of Wight and the Southeastern and Southwestern parts of Hampshire.  The core purpose behind the Teaching School Hubs is to become centres of excellence for teaching and leadership training and development.

Application Process:

For more information, please visit the school website and download the application pack and complete our support staff application form. Our website address ishttps://www.hispmat.org/workwithus.Completed application forms can be emailed to hr@thornden.hants.sch.uk or submitted by post to HR Business Partner, HISP MAT, Thornden School, Winchester Road, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2DW. Please note that CVs will not be accepted. No agency applications either, please.

For informal enquiries please contact us athr@thornden.hants.sch.uk

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

Commitment to safeguarding

The HISP Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. We are also committed to providing equality of opportunity at all stages of the recruitment and selection process and ensuring that candidates are treated fairly and lawfully throughout the process.

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About Thornden School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1456 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Thornden School is part of the HISP Multi Academy Trust, which was formed in January 2020. As a MAT, we aim to ensure that our schools have strong and talented leadership and staff, who in turn will ensure that the young people who are in each of the MAT schools have access to excellent education, support and wider opportunities.

Thornden is an oversubscribed, outstanding school serving Chandler’s Ford and the surrounding area with just over 1470 students on roll. We have an ambitious ethos based on high expectations for all. Our students are proud of their academic and wider achievements, having a belief in their own success and ability to succeed which continues beyond our school with a high percentage of Thornden students excelling at local colleges and then at further and higher education.

In the results for 2019, 90% of our students achieved 5 or more 9-4 grades including English and Maths and 54% achieved the English Baccalaureate. Our value added performance was 0.65 in 2019 which puts the school at the top of the league tables for Hampshire. We had anticipated even better performance and outcomes for 2020.

Thornden is a busy and dynamic school with a strong focus on developing the whole child. We have a vibrant performing arts department that encourages students to embrace a rich cultural education beyond the more traditional subjects. Alongside our formal curriculum provision, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities including sporting clubs and teams, author visits, Duke of Edinburgh Award and trips within the UK and abroad. We firmly believe that by engaging students and encouraging enjoyment we inspire them to learn and achieve therefore helping them to develop into fully contributing and happy members of our community. Thornden also leads a large successful Teaching School alliance with an outstanding School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme and we are a Research School.

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