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Science Technician

The County High School
£15,847 per annum (actual salary_
The County High School, Leftwich
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
37 hours per week. Term-time only..
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/11/2021 at 09:00
The County High School

Vacancy: Science Technician

Required as soon as possible

Term time only, 37 hours per week

8am – 4pm, Monday to Thursday, 8am – 3.30pm Friday

Salary: Currently £15,847 per annum (actual salary)

The successful candidate will be someone who is committed to the outcomes of every student.

The Science faculty is staffed by 8 teachers, including 1 member of the Senior Leadership Team.

The faculty has seven well-equipped laboratories.  Hence, full time Science teachers have their own teaching base. The work of the faculty is very well supported by 2 technicians, centred in two prep rooms. Considerable recent expenditure has allowed the faculty to become well-resourced across all three disciplines. Each Science laboratory has a computer, linked to the school network, with Internet access, a data projector and an interactive whiteboard. There are also sets of bookable laptops in use for all faculties within the school.

In Years 7 and 8, six modules of each of Biology, Chemistry and Physics are taught.  Students are grouped in forms in Year 7 and 8.  They are then setted by achievement in Year 9. Ideally they have one teacher in each of Years 7 and 8 and three specialists for Years 9, 10 and 11.

At Year 9 students start their GCSE in Science.  Then, in Year 10, some students are invited to study AQA GCSE Biology, Chemistry and Physics over two years and all the other students study the AQA Combined Science GCSE. 


In the Summer 2019 examinations, 44% of students achieved a Grade 7 or higher, over 81% of students achieved a Grade 5 or higher and 91% of students achieved a Grade 4 or higher in Science.  The Science Value Added score was +0.71 in 2019.  This means, on average, students achieved over half a grade higher than students nationally with similar points, in each of the last three years.

If you require further information regarding the post, please contact Mrs Pimlatt, PA to the Principal, at the School. 

Closing date for applications is: Monday 1st November 2021, 9am. 

The School operates a rigorous recruitment process as part of our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our students and expects all our staff to share this commitment.  Appointment is thus subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service application. 

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