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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE) Full Time / Part Time (Maximum 34 hours)

Science Technician job summary

About Rugby Free Secondary School

‘Pupils benefit from a school community that includes pupils from a wide range of different backgrounds and cultures. There is a culture in which pupils see these differences as a positive thing. Uniqueness is valued and celebrated. Pupils feel confident ‘to be themselves’ at Rugby Free Secondary School. (Ofsted ‘Good’: July 2021)’

At Rugby Free Secondary School, we aim to foster kindness and pride, whilst maximising our academic and personal potential. We believe that all of our students should be happy and safe, whilst demonstrating the limitless endeavour and resilience required to succeed by striving for excellence. To achieve these goals, our school ethos is

underpinned by the foundations of mutual respect, positive relationships and genuine curiosity.

This is encompassed in our educational philosophy of creating more articulate, organised and progressive learners, and the desire to create both independent and collaborative learners who are proud to be educated at Rugby Free Secondary School.

Alongside this, we focus on broadening our students’ core subject knowledge and understanding of the wider world. As a consequence, quality-first Teaching and Learning is at the centre of our school’s ethos, and is the key priority for all staff. Our aim is for teachers to deliver high-quality lessons to all year groups, whilst also being supported to develop through pertinent and purposeful internal and external CPD that is bespoke.

Learning is integral to everything we do at RFSS. We ensure that all of our students, regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability, receive the best possible learning experiences, to enable them to achieve and maximise their potential. Here

at RFSS, we continually support students to develop a love of learning to help them become learners for life, in order to equip them with the knowledge and skills that they will need in the real-world. This is also the case with our teaching staff, who continuously develop and update their own pedagogical practices, through Action Research projects and other bespoke professional development sessions.

Please find below link to our website with the latest Ofsted report when we were graded as ‘Good’.

https://www.rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk/ofsted

Our Values are:

  • Kindness – The quality of friendliness, generosity, consideration, honesty
  • Collaboration – The belief that working and learning with others will lead to greater success
  • Curiosity – A strong desire to know and to learn
  • Resilience - The ability to recover quickly and learn from the difficulties we face
  • Respect - To appreciate the importance of understanding and admiration for others and self
  • Endeavour - The belief that hard work is needed to achieve something we can be proud of

Specific Areas of Responsibility and Key Tasks:

Core duties as Science Technician:

  • To deputise in the absence of the Senior Science Technician.
  • To assist in the co-ordination of the use and development of, practical resources and facilities in meeting the practical requirements of the science curriculum across Key Stages 3 and 4 within the school.
  • To provide technical support for teaching staff and students in the science area.
  • To provide equipment and materials to support science practical teaching; construct and modify apparatus where necessary; removing materials safely afterwards.
  • To assist in the asset management of equipment, administration of the booking in/out system for equipment, including ‘fault reporting’ procedures.
  • To be responsible for charging, distribution, and fault reporting for assets within the science department.
  • To undertake general administration tasks.
  • To carry out reprographics tasks as required by the science department.
  • The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE level or equivalent at grade C or above, including Maths and English, with excellent organisational, communication and ICT skills and experience of working as part of a team.

Safeguarding

  • To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
  • To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy
  • To identify students who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
  • To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child
  • To protect students from maltreatment; preventing impairment of student’s health or development; ensuring that students grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
  • To take action to enable all students to have the best outcomes

Other Specific Duties

  • To continue personal development as agreed
  • To engage actively in the performance review process
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships and communication with staff, parents and students
  • Uphold the high standards of the school in all communications.
  • Adhere to the schools policies.
  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task to be undertaken may not be identified
  • Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
  • Employees are expected to adhere to Rugby Free Secondary School’s agreed Code of Conduct
  • The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition

Generic Responsibilities of all Rugby Free Secondary School Staff

  • To continue personal development as agreed
  • To engage actively in the appraisal process
  • To undertake any other duty as specified by the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document not mentioned in the above
  • Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task to be undertaken may not be identified.
  • Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
  • Employees are expected to adhere to the School’s agreed Code of Conduct and set an example of personal integrity and professionalism
  • Ensure all tasks are carried out with due regard to Health and Safety
  • To remain confidential at all times
  • To adhere to the ethos of the school
  • To promote the agreed vision and aims of the school

If you feel that you could bring further impetus to our drive to improve the provision for our students and have the necessary energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour to take us forward at this exciting time, then please get in touch.

To arrange an informal discussion or visit to the school, please contact us on 01788 222060 or megan.jones@rugbyfreesecondary.co.uk

This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out in the foregoing paragraphs.

The job description will be reviewed at least once a year and it may be subjected to modification or amendment at any time after consultation with the holder of the post.

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition. This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Headteacher to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time.

Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow (LT2) is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. LT2 is always happy to receive speculative applications from excellent teachers and support staff.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Rugby Free Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
976 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Secondary School

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