Science Technician 

(Physics specialism preferred)
Required: September 2020. 

Actual starting salary: £17537.00 pa; £10.53 per hour, term time (38 weeks) plus 7 days.
Annual full-time equivalent salary £20321.00 per annum);
37 hours per week: Monday to Friday: 8am–4pm; 3.30pm finish on Wednesday;
lunch break: 30 minutes (unpaid, to be taken during the student lunch break).


Location: Upton Court Grammar School

We are looking for a general science technician who would predominantly work with the Physics Department but will also support in Chemistry and Biology. We are looking for someone who has the appropriate personal characteristics, experience, knowledge and skills in order that they can provide flexible support in KS3, 4 and 5; if you do not have the relevant physics knowledge but have the desire to learn, training can be provided. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the subject teachers and the other technicians. The successful candidate must have a level 2 qualification in English and Maths. 

Duties will include:

  • Preparing and clearing away practical science lessons as directed by the teaching staff with due regard to relevant health & safety requirements
  • Providing practical support in lessons, including demonstrations if required
  • Collaborating with the teaching staff to maintain and improve the effectiveness of the practical lessons
  • Managing and maintaining subject resources, including materials and apparatus
  • Help on school outings or at school events

Pioneer Educational Trust is looking for inspiring, optimistic and pioneering people to join our committed Educational Support & Administrative Teams. Currently, the Trust Schools are Upton Court Grammar School in Slough, Trevelyan Middle School in Windsor and Foxborough Primary School in Langley. 

Our ethos is to ‘recruit for attitude, train for skill’! Pioneer Educational Trust seeks to invest intelligently, inspire collaboration, drive equality and pioneer so that all learners in our family of schools have equal access to an outstanding education. Our mission is grounded on four core values which our schools embrace: 

  • we pioneer: by preparing the way for others to follow, we transcend barriers through aspiration, merit and risk. Pioneer engenders determination, commitment and responsibility to better society through education and learning, never accepting mediocrity 
  • we inspire collaboration: we believe in working in partnership. In a culture of high trust and intelligent risk-taking, collaboration exists at all levels and between all stakeholders 
  • we invest intelligently: by providing high-quality professional development for all staff and a positive and enriching work environment. We provide high support and challenge that enables all colleagues to flourish 
  • we drive equality: providing equal access to an outstanding education is central to the aims of the Trust. The Trust champions the vulnerable and disadvantaged, breaking down barriers to learning.

In return, we can offer you: 

  • well-resourced facilities and the necessary IT equipment 
  • fantastic communities of staff and students
  • benefits which include an employee assistance programme, access to a free, annual seasonal flu vaccination, an extensive range of retail discounts, training and development opportunities
  • Additional time to facilitate professional development and collaborative working

Further information regarding both positions can be found on the school website: http://www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk/vacancies.

CVs on their own will not be accepted.

Applications should be sent to Mrs B Lynn, Recruitment Manager: recruitment@pioneereducationaltrust.org.uk.

Closing date for applications: 21 September 2020.

Pioneer Educational Trust reserves the right to interview for all positions as suitable applications are received.


Pioneer Educational Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory references, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), and evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Pioneer Educational Trust

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Pioneer Educational Trust
c/o Foxborough Primary School
Common Road
Langley
Berkshire
SL3 8TX

Pioneer Educational Trust schools are
Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Upton, Slough SL3 7PR
www.uptoncourtgrammar.org.uk;
Trevelyan Middle School, Wood Close, Windsor SL4 3LL
• www.trevelyan.org.uk;
Foxborough Primary School, Common Road, Langley, Slough SL3 8TX
www.foxboroughprimary.co.uk 

Recruitment Manager: Mrs Bhamini Lynn

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