Job Title: Science, Art and Food Technician
Salary: £12,240 per annum
Location: Heath Farm School, Kent
Hours: 26 hours per week, Monday - Thursday 8.45am - 3.15pm
Contract: Permanent, Term Time only
Are you a Science, Art and Food Technician committed to improving the lives of children and young people?
We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and innovative Technician to provide assistance to our science, art and food technology classrooms, which are based in a new purpose-built block at Heath farm School.
You will be skilled at organising classroom set up and supporting our teaching staff to deliver the curriculum. You will also need to be adept at engaging and motivating pupils who find learning a challenge in this all age special school for pupils with specific learning difficulties, including SEMH, ASD/ASC and ADHD. You will play a key role in the school as we strive to further develop new curriculum pathways and effective provision to engage all pupils.
It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School. Under the leadership of the forward-thinking headteacher, the school and its team are currently in the process of embedding a purposeful and unique ‘Heath Farm Curriculum’, launched in 2019 that fully meets the holistic needs of our students.
We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.
Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1 students and adults. Typically, classes have between 6-8 students. As an independent SEN school we are far removed from the toxicity and bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially we do what we know is right for the students in our care.
Who are we looking for:
Above all else we are looking for someone with the right attitude and outlook on what education should be about. Previous experience as a technician would be an advantage, but ultimately this is about an unconditional love and care for our students, a commitment to meeting their needs and providing them with the best education possible, and a passion for developing and demonstrating the skills students will need in order to be successful in later life. If you are a professional with the ability and ambition to support outstanding learning for children and young people with special education needs, then this is the role for you.
To arrange a visit and/or speak to the Headteacher, please call Jason Pearn on 01233 712030.
Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification and apply using the link
Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates and, gaps in employment accounted for. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.