Graduate Science Assistant

Biology, Chemistry, Physics.

About the School

Started in the early 1950s by Christopher Trevor-Roberts, Trevor-Roberts School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 13 years. 

The Junior Department takes children between the ages of 5 and 9 and it is expected that the majority of children continue into the Senior Department.

The school has always striven to educate each child to the best of his or her own potential and to be happy.

About the role

The employment would initially be a one year fixed term contract from 27th August 2024 to 27th August 2025 but with the potential to become a permanent contract with career development for the right candidate. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Supporting the science teaching across the school as required 
  • Preparing science equipment before lessons 
  • Organising the two science laboratories and keeping them tidy and clean 
  • Putting up science displays in both laboratories and ensuring that the science libraries are well-stocked with new titles 
  • Supporting the teaching of mathematics as required 
  • Helping with various staff duties, such as supervising the arrival, registration, lunch, breaks and departure of the children and cover 
  • Taking Sports/P.E. periods on Primrose Hill or swimming sessions at Swiss Cottage Leisure Centre 

Detailed below are the main professional requirements expected of all staff at Trevor-Roberts: 

  • To act in accordance with the aims, policies and procedures of the school and department; 
  • To foster a disciplined and stimulating learning environment and to encourage enthusiasm for learning, and understanding of the subject; 
  • To have high expectations of the pupils but to be generous with praise and support; 
  • To teach and prepare carefully allocated lessons using resources and strategies suited to the age and abilities of children, in accordance with the syllabus; to contribute to planning schemes of work, as appropriate; 
  • To be responsive to the needs of individual pupils and to liaise with the Learning Support Co-ordinator and other staff with specific requirements when necessary; 
  • To set homework, mark work and keep records as required; to monitor the progress of allocated groups and individual students; to assist invigilating, setting and marking examinations, and in internal moderation; 
  • To be punctual and to meet deadlines; 
  • To attend staff and departmental meetings when in school, and to contribute as appropriate to administration and development; for example, to contribute to discussion and development of teaching and learning strategies; 
  • To keep up to date with subject and professional developments; to be willing to participate in relevant INSET; to participate in staff appraisal; to undertake continuing professional development; 
  • To support the sporting and extra-curricular activities of the school; 
  • To attend parents' evenings and meetings with parents, write reports and respond to parental inquiries; 
  • To lead appropriate educational visits to support, contribute to extra-curricular activities; to attend special events and school assemblies; 
  • To take pastoral responsibilities as appropriate; 
  • To follow Health and Safety procedures; 
  • To share in the provision for cover for absent colleagues and other duties if required; 
  • To foster good relations within the school community; 
  • To promote and uphold the good reputation of the school. 

Benefits

  • Salary: £25,000 to £30,000, depending on experience
  • 13 weeks' paid holiday a year
  • Free school lunches during term time
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  • Deadline
    Ongoing
  • Starting
    August 2024
  • Salary
    £25,000 to £30,000 depending on experience + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    London
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
Also Accepting...
  • Maths
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