Science Technician

7 days left

Guildford Education
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
A well-known and highly regarded Special Needs school in Surrey, which has achieved Autism Accreditation, is looking for a Science Technician to join them on a full time and permanent basis, as soon as possible.

The school caters for up to 110 pupils and Sixth Form students between the ages of 7 – 19, who have a range of academic abilities and complex special needs.

The School  is highly respected for the wide range of excellent educational opportunities offered to the pupils and Sixth Form students successful in gaining a place here. Offering access to an extensive range of GCSE subjects pitched at individual students’ levels. Within the Sixth Form, students are able to access external college placements as part of their personalised holistic education and therapy provision.

Job Purpose:
To undertake duties in support of the work of the teaching staff in the Science Department.
To take responsibility for classroom assistance in order to help promote effective teaching and learning for pupils.
Support and supervise pupils throughout the school day.

1. Support the Teacher in the Science Department

• Assist the teacher in the preparation of differentiated lessons and gain familiarity with the work to be covered, design appropriate teaching aides, prepare materials and the classroom to ensure an effective learning environment.
• Create learning materials as agreed with the teacher to ensure maximum access to the lesson material for pupils.
• Provide group and/or individual activities, planned by the teacher, working alongside the teacher according to the published timetable and for specific programmes of support to achieve learning objectives.

2. Support and Management of Pupils

• Support all pupils in their planned work in all curriculum areas, both in small group situations and individually, clarifying and explaining instructions as required to enable them to complete the work to their full ability.
• Work with pupils and assist with their specific areas of learning difficulty in order to encourage independence, maintain personal confidence and enable full potential to be reached ultimately with the minimum of supervision.
• Support and assist pupils advising them on strategies to deal with problems they encounter, seek appropriate professional help when necessary referring to appropriate teaching staff for advice.
• Build positive relationships with pupils and provide an exemplary role model to encourage them to develop good social skills and become as independent as possible.

Skills and Abilities

• Ability to think, write and speak clearly and concisely
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
• A calm, reassuring and responsive approach
• Ability to manage behaviour in the classroom
• Ability to organise and prioritise work and resources
• Good ICT skills
• Practical and theoretical knowledge of behaviour management

Personal Attributes

• Confident and self-motivated in exercising appropriate initiative
• A positive, flexible and confident attitude to work and problems
• A commitment to equality and celebrating diversity
• Patience and resilience
• Good level of physical fitness and general health
• Enthusiasm and drive
• Good sense of humour
• Unlimited empathy for working with children and a commitment to meeting the needs of the children and their families

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