Hadrian Learning Trust
Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Sunderland
Salary £ 18 616 TO £18 871
37 per week
12th Jul 2023
Salary Band 3 (SCP 5-6)
Pro-rata Salary £ 18 616 TO £18 871 per annum based upon working 37 hours per week (term time plus 5 days)
We are a high performing Multi Academy Trust looking to grow and develop talented individuals that wish to specialise in the operations side of our Academy. We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed people to work as part of our busy Science technician team. Your role would be to coordinate the use of practical resources and facilities and provide assistance, advice and expertise in meeting the practical needs of the science curriculum. The key duties and responsibilities in this role are:
- Preparing resources and assembling apparatus for class practical and clearing away after use including the collecting, checking, and returning of equipment to stores
- Setting up practical demonstrations in laboratories
- Trialling experiments
- Giving technical advice to teachers
- Keeping up to date with health and safety requirements and current procedures and practices through continuing professional development
- Ensuring the safe treatment and disposal of used materials, including hazardous substances, and responding to actual or potential hazards.
- Ensuring the safe storage of equipment, chemicals and materials including checking stock, keeping records, general cleaning, repair, maintenance and testing of equipment
The successful candidate for this role should be able to demonstrate the following:
- A genuine enthusiasm for Science.
- The ability to identify work priorities and efficiently manage own workload.
- Flexible and adaptable attitude.
- Strong practical and organisational skills.
- Initiative to work independently but also work as part of a team.
- Willingness to learn.
In return we can offer you:
- A supportive and talented staff team
- The opportunity to learn new skills
- A great working environment in a new school building
- A wellbeing package for all of our staff
- Gym membership
Ofsted has praised our school for our inclusive nature and the quality of advice, guidance and support we offer our pupils. We are committed to enabling all of our students to develop their knowledge and understanding, skills and mindset, so that they can take their next steps with confidence. Our aim is that every child will grow into a happy, fulfilled and successful adult. Therefore, as part of our commitment to safeguarding our children it is a requirement that all staff undertake an enhanced DBS check as part of the recruitment process. We reserve the right to change or amend this advert at any time.
We have two roles available in school and therefore your desired working pattern and your specialism preference will be discussed at interview. Details and application forms are available from our website at www.qehs.net .
Hadrian Learning Trust
Hadrian Learning Trust was established as an academy converter in 2016. The Trust currently comprises Queen Elizabeth High School (with circa 1300 students aged 13-19) and Hexham Middle School (with circa 460 students aged 9-13).
About Queen Elizabeth High School
Queen Elizabeth High School
Queen Elizabeth High School provides the highest standard of education to the people of Tynedale. We are an excellent school with a sixth form which outperforms most other state and voluntary-aided schools and colleges in the North East of England. Our success is due to having a shared ethos and a strong partnership between students, parents and the local community, and we want to recruit the best staff to help us achieve our vision of being the best school in the region.
Our attainment is high. In 2019, our Attainment 8 score was 53.3, with a Progress 8 of 0.29. While proud of our students’ success, we are far from complacent and aspire for our Year 11 students to make the best progress possible. Our sixth form is truly outstanding and invites comparison with the best state schools in the country. With an average grade of B at A-Level, and an average vocational grade of distinction*-, over 160 students each year progress from our sixth form to a range of universities including Oxbridge and the Russell Group. A number of our students also progress to exciting apprenticeships and vocational schools / conservatoires for a range of disciplines. We have been placed 2nd out of all state schools in the North-East of England for two years running in the Sunday Times Parent Power listings (based on attainment at GCSE and A Level).
Reasons for Our Success
Our curriculum currently offers a greater choice of subjects than most schools. Our Year 9 courses prepare students for their GCSE studies whilst at the same time ensuring that students receive a broad and balanced education. The advice and guidance offered to students ensures that the GCSE courses chosen by students best suit their needs and abilities. The size of our sixth form and the subject expertise of our teachers allow us to run a range of exciting courses at KS5. Our historically strong performance in maths attracts over 60 students each year to study maths and a further 15 or more to study further maths. Our vocational offer in sport, music performance, media, IT, health and social care and business allows students the opportunity to go on to study specialist vocational degrees at university.
Our last Ofsted inspection (April 2019) recognised our achievement in producing well-rounded and happy students. Each year, physics students visit the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and our Human Rights group travels to the Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monastery in India. One of our great strengths as a school is our links with the local, national and international communities, whether this is through sport and arts or through our charity work, Fairtrade group, hospital concerts or foreign visits. This year our students will participate in foreign exchange visits linked to schools in Spain and Germany. We also run an annual expedition to Morocco. Our renowned commitment to the performing arts can be seen through our weekly youth theatre and fantastic productions such as “Les Miserables” in December 2019. Our musicians put on concerts in autumn and spring and we have numerous choirs (including a boys’ choir) which perform at Hexham Abbey and to the local community. The opportunities for our students to take part in sport are considerable and they compete at a very high level whether individually or in teams. Our rowing team competes and is successful nationally and the school has produced Olympic athletes and rowers.
Continuing professional development is bringing about significant improvements in leadership and teaching, and a very strong Pastoral Team ensures that barriers to learning which affect outcomes for students are reduced. Our key to success in recent years has been to recruit the best staff we can and to provide a supportive but challenging environment in which they can develop as professionals.
About Hexham Middle School
Hexham Middle School is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, middle secondary school situated in Hexham, Northumberland. It is an academy converter that is part of the multi-academy Hadrian Learning Trust, which currently sponsors one other school, Queen Elizabeth High School.
Hexham opened as an academy in September 2016. It provides 635 places for middle school students between the ages of 9 and 13 when fully subscribed.
Values & Vision
Hexham is a school that prides itself on being friendly, safe and welcoming, at the same time as providing its students with an environment where they are encouraged to reach their full academic potential.
The school ethos is built on the values of mutual respect and tolerance. Teachers never underestimate the positive effect of extra-curricular activities to enhance students’ educational experience. Hexham is committed to growing students’ knowledge, understanding, skills and mindset, helping them to develop the confidence they will need to make their next steps into further education and the world of work.
“The executive headteacher, ably supported by the head of school, senior team and governing body, is determined to make the school the very best it can be. The school continues to improve at a pace. Currently, from their different starting points, pupils make good progress in most subjects, including English and mathematics. Extra-curricular activities are given a high priority, as leaders say that ‘arts, sport and other opportunities help shape pupils as individuals and as citizens of the wider world’.”Visit School Website