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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other support roles

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Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week/39 weeks per year (term time only)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Band 4 - £15,252 - £16,049 pro rata (£23,152 - £24,362 full time equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Key Purpose:

To provide the skills and expertise to support teaching and learning within the Science Department and utilise those skills to assist with the other needs of the school.


1. Set up demonstration equipment, prepare and construct materials/equipment, physical demonstration/operation of equipment for members of staff when this requires the application of acquired skills within the Science Department.

2. Undertake duties in specific practical areas as specified by the Senior Science Technician and Head of Department regarding the following areas:

a. Setting up demonstration experiments and class apparatus.

b. Maintenance and care of stock and equipment with consideration to current Health and Safety regulations.

c. Constructional work including making some ancillary equipment for teaching aids.

d. Physical demonstration of experiments/operation of equipment to members of staff where this requires the application of acquired skills.

e. Carry out risk assessments for technician activities.

3. Assist in providing continuous support and advice on safety to students during practical work.

4. Control and safe storage of materials including all chemicals, flammables and specialised solutions in accordance with COSHH and Portsmouth City Council Health and Safety Regulations.

5. To provide the efficient operation of all technical and/or audio visual services including computers and associated equipment.

6. Keep the prep room and labs tidy.

7. Wash glassware and equipment.

8. Clear away all apparatus and equipment.

9. Assist with the departmental shopping and photocopying.

10. Assist with display work within the classrooms.

11. Look after the plants required for experiments.

12. Visit the Craft Bank.

13. Assist with the ordering and maintenance of stock ensuring best value for the school.

14. To be a form tutor and play an active role in promoting their House ethos.

15. To invigilate public and internal examinations or provide support for students with exam access arrangements when necessary.

16. To participate in professional learning (including INSET and twilight INSET sessions) and Appraisal, contributing to the identification of own professional development needs.

17. To participate in the Personal Development curriculum for our students, leading events as required.

18. To participate professionally in own line management meetings, appraisal review meetings and team meetings.

19. To promote students wellbeing by undertaking supervision of students during breaktimes as timetabled on a daily basis.

20. To attend staff meetings, as published annually in the whole school diary.

21. To work restoratively with staff, students, families and colleagues to maintain the strong community culture and very strong inclusive ethos of the school.

22. To take responsibility for your own wellbeing.

23. At the discretion of the Executive Headteacher, to undertake other activities from time to time agreed to be consistent with the nature of the role.

This job description is subject to annual review and/or change at other times in response to identified needs. It is expected that the post holder will undertake additional duties, as required, and in agreement with their line manager, to operate in a flexible environment.

What the school offers its staff

Trafalgar School is a beacon school for Relational Practice in the south which means we put the building, maintaining, and restoring of relationships with all members of our community at the heart of everything we do. It is essential that the post holder shares our school ethos which is firmly rooted in this restorative practice approach. We work restoratively with students, families and with each other to maintain the strong community culture and our very strong inclusive ethos.

Commitment to safeguarding

Salterns Academy Trust and Trafalgar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects 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 checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Some forms of employment, occupations and professions are exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Working within a School is exempted from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

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About Trafalgar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1024 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02392 693521

Trafalgar School is a vibrant learning community where every member of staff understands the difference that they can make to our students’ outcomes. We expect all staff to be actively involved in the personal development of our young people and to show full commitment to their own and the school’s professional development.
Trafalgar School and its Governing Body are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; and they expect all staff to share this commitment.

Our aim is to provide an outstanding all-round educational experience and we are committed to the success and excellence for all our students. In June 2023 we were inspected by OFSTED and judged to be a strongly ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ personal development. We are enjoying the next stage of our journey (to become outstanding in all areas!) and continue to receive incredible feedback about our child centred approach; our leaders share our best practice through extensive outreach work across the city and beyond.

Arranging a visit to Trafalgar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@trafalgarschool.org.uk.

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