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  • Start date details

    30th October 2023 or as close to thereafter

  • Closing date

    22 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - to be confirmed

Full-time equivalent salary

SCP5 £21,575 – SCP9 £23,194 per annum (depending on experience)

Pay scale

Pro Rata £20,163 to £22,067 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Fakenham Academy & Sixth Form seeks to appoint a Science Technician to join our Science Department to support and maintain the laboratory, preparation room, equipment and consumables. This is a temporary role to cover the maternity leave of one our current Science Technicians. Ideally, the post-holder will possess sound knowledge and experience in a science-based work environment, although this is not essential as training will be given.

The professional competencies expected of a Science Technician are:

  • Ability to solve straightforward problems.
  • Exchange information with pupils, teachers and other technicians.
  • Uses hand/eye co-ordination and dexterity in the preparation of materials or use of equipment.
  • Works from instructions, but makes minor decisions involving the use of initiative. Problems are referred to a line manager. Little close supervision is necessary beyond that provided by working arrangements and methods.
  • Responsible for careful use of expensive equipment.

Application Closing Date will be Friday 22 September 2023 (12 noon) Interviews – Thursday 28 September 2023

What the school offers its staff

Fakenham Academy & Sixth Form is a community school with 659 students in the main school and 113 in the sixth form. At our last Ofsted in January 2019 we were deemed ‘Good’ in all areas. We serve a large rural area in the heart of North Norfolk. Fakenham itself is a small but busy market town with a population of some 8,000, ten miles from a beautiful coastline and midway between Norwich and King’s Lynn. We aim to be a centre of excellence for learning and teaching, where all students achieve the highest standards in their education, their personal development, their behaviour and conduct.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, therefore all applicants must be prepared to undergo a number of checks to confirm their suitability to work with children and young people. The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. In accordance with the Department of Education’s “Keeping Children Safe in Education”, references will be sought on all short-listed candidates before interview.

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About Fakenham Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
777 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Fakenham Academy is a local school with high ambitions and a key drive for continuous improvement. We believe that education is the key to transforming life chances, and that by creating an outstanding learning environment where all students are happy and taught well we will enhance their prospects to become productive, successful citizens of the future. Our core standards include high expectations of everyone in our learning community; good discipline consistently applied; reliably good quality teaching; a commitment from parents to work in partnership with the academy and respectful, positive relationships between everyone in our learning community. For us it is about educating the whole child through a diverse and broad curriculum and making sure they are prepared to enter today’s modern world, as well rounded capable young men and women. Our latest Ofsted inspection recognised the high level standard we work hard to deliver resulting in being rated a “good” school in all aspects of the inspection.

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