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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,598.00 - £20,253.00 Annually (Actual) (TT+4) reducing to (TT+1) PAY AWARD PENDING SCP2 with progression to SCP 4 on successful completion of training

Trainee Science Technician ( with training ) job summary

35 hours per week, 8.00 am - 3.30 pm (Term Time + 4 weeks in the first instance reducing to Term Time + 1 once training is completed)
Potential flexibility in working hours

Taverham is an excellent, 11-18 school with a caring, positive ethos. The school was substantially redeveloped in 2007 and we became an academy in April 2013 and joined Enrich Learning Trust in February 2024. In May 2023, the school was recognised as ‘good’ in all categories by Ofsted and in the Summer of 2023, we achieved our best ever results, with our attainment in English and Maths among the highest in the County.

We are looking for someone to join our team as a Trainee Science Technician whilst studying for their level 3 Laboratory Technician course over 24 months. Details of the course can be found using the following link:
Laboratory Technician Level 3 (wsc.ac.uk) Some days will be dedicated to completed your studies as part of the Apprenticeship programme and you will be required to travel to Bury St Edmunds one day a week for taught lessons. The course will be funded through the apprenticeship levy. Our students enjoy science and are particularly keen to take part in innovative and practical ways of working. The person we are looking for must be flexible, able to prioritise and work independently and be committed to working as part of a team.

Taverham High School support staff is part of an excellent local government pension scheme with a generous 20%+ employer contribution. The school has excellent staff, great facilities, and a wonderful group of students. This would be an excellent position for someone wanting to start a career in technical support in the sciences.

Taverham High School is part of the Enrich Learning Trust family of schools, consisting of six secondary schools and 3 primary schools.

Enrich Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all those working at the Trust to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974

For an informal discussion regarding this role please contact the Senior Science Technician, Mrs Y Gunning by emailing: y.gunning@taverhamhigh.org
Closing date: Wednesday 12 June 2024 at 9.00 am
Interview date: w/c 17 June 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to regulatory checks including an enhanced-level DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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About Taverham High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1204 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Taverham High School is a popular and successful 11-18 academy on the outskirts of Norwich. Taverham has been voted the 4th most desirable postcode to live and work in the country. The school was substantially redeveloped under the PFI in 2007 and we became an academy in April 2013; our facilities are first-class. We pride ourselves on the professional development we offer our staff.

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