Science Technician

SGS The Pegasus School

Discover the benefits of joining SGS Academy Trust

Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

We are looking to appoint a Science tech who can assist, advise and teach staff and pupils, running trials of experiments, demonstrations and helping students with learning activities. The successful candidate will also be responsible for teaching some Science across the Key Stages ordering equipment for practical

SGS Pegasus school is a small, specialist school we currently have 93 students aged between 4-16, although we can have students up to the age of 19. For the right candidate, this will provide a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of a school, to get to know every student and every member of staff, and to make a real difference to outcomes for young people.

You will work closely with our Science team, supporting curriculum delivery by carrying out a range of duties. These duties will focus on assisting teachers in preparing for lessons by setting up equipment, trailing practical activities and demonstrations, and maintaining stocks of resources including chemicals. You will provide technical assistance to support the development of all practical aspects of curriculum delivery across both key stages. You will take a proactive role in ensuring that the safeguarding needs of Pegasus are met, working closely with colleagues to create a safe and healthy environment. You will therefore be somebody who is able to build positive relationships with young people while maintaining firm boundaries.

You will need to have excellent practical skills, as outlined in the job description, as a Science tech your role will involve assisting with general support and supporting whole classes of SEN pupils. You will be expected to promote and secure high standards of teaching and learning, whilst supporting pupil achievement and progression. This position will suit somebody with a cheerful outlook and excellent organisational skills.

SGS Pegasus School provides a genuinely innovative school for children and young people with autism, located in our state-of-the-art school in Patchway, South Gloucestershire. We at SGS Pegasus look beyond autism in order to create and individual academic, social, emotional and physical learning experience to ensure each of our children realises their potential. We aim to develop the whole child by creating a bespoke learning experience that celebrates our talents and successes.

SGS Pegasus serves a vibrant multi-cultural in-take and celebrates diversity. Pegasus’ leadership and staff are passionate about the development of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and want this to be reflected throughout the Academy including representation within the staff body. A proportion of student are from different minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds. Students are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community. They benefit from a positive and supportive learning environment. Join us, and make a real difference.

Salary: £25,773 (PRO -RARTERED £22,365)

Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only (39 weeks),

Hours: 37 hours per week (this can be flexible for the right candidate)

Closing Date: Friday 5th July 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 11th July

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Date Posted: 21/06/2023

Deadline for applications: 05/07/2023

Location: SGS Pegasus School Hempton lane, Patchway BS32 4AJ

Start date: 01/09/2023

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