Technician (Science & Technology)

Location: Trevelyan Middle School

Actual starting salary £17857 pa/£10.82 per hour, term time (38 weeks) plus 2 days.
Annual full-time equivalent salary £20880 pa.
37.5 hours per week: Monday–Friday: 8am–4pm; lunch break 30 minutes unpaid,
to be taken during the student lunch break.
Required: December 2020 or sooner. Closing date: Monday 23 November 2020.

Pioneer Educational Trust is looking for inspiring, optimistic and pioneering candidates 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. 

We are looking for a general technician to support subject teachers in our Science and Technology Departments at Trevelyan Middle School. The most recent OFSTED inspection (2019) graded the school as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour & attitudes and personal development.

We are looking for someone who has the appropriate personal characteristics, experience, knowledge and skills to provide flexible support to pupils in Years 5–8; if you do not have the relevant knowledge or experience but have the desire to learn, training can be provided. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the subject teachers and can call on other technicians across the Trust in similar roles for support and advice. The successful candidate must have a level 2 qualification in English and Maths.

Duties will include:

  • Preparing and clearing away practical 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

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.

The school offers free refreshments to staff during the school day. The Trust also provides an Employee Assistance Programme to all staff within the Trust Schools. Through this, staff can access support and advice on any number of things such as wellbeing, work-related issues, housing, family, financial and legal support. There is also an employee benefit scheme which offers savings and discounts across a number of well-known retailers and services. Staff across the Trust can also receive a free, annual flu vaccination. The Trustees are also active in recognising years of service for staff. Service is designed to reward loyalty to the school and recognises those who have accrued between 3 and 30 years of service.

Other benefits include: • Free onsite parking • Lunch for staff offered at cost price • Enhanced employer pension contributions • Enhanced leave of absence policy • Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption leave schemes • Corporate eye care scheme • Enhanced parental bereavement package • Travel to work loans • Additional time to facilitate professional development and collaborative working.

Due to the current pandemic, and the system of controls in place in our schools, we are not offering practical lessons across all subjects. Where this is the case, you may be required to help with general administrative tasks to support the day to day running of the school.

We believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results. We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.

This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful. We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working.

Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if there are options you’d like to explore with us.

For further information, including details on how to apply, please visit: CVs on their own will not be accepted.

Applications should be sent to Mrs Bhamini Lynn, Recruitment Manager, Pioneer Educational Trust, c/o Foxborough Primary School, Common Road, Langley, SL3 8TX or

Closing date for applications: 23 November 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

Pioneer Educational Trust schools are
Upton Court Grammar School, Lascelles Road, Upton, Slough SL3 7PR;
Trevelyan Middle School, Wood Close, Windsor SL4 3LL
Foxborough Primary School, Common Road, Langley, Slough SL3 8TX 

Recruitment Manager: Mrs Bhamini Lynn

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