A key role in supporting the science team to deliver outstanding science lessons to students across the secondary and sixth form. The apprentice will be given rigorous training and guidance, under supervision of an experienced Lead Technician, to ensure they become confident and successful in their role.
The Apprentice Science Technician at Isaac Newton Academy is a key member of staff. At Isaac Newton Academy, we believe that there is a unique opportunity to ensure that science is taught correctly from the beginning. It is our aim to ensure that the scientific knowledge and understanding required at A-level has its roots in the material taught right from the beginning of the student’s secondary school experience. By embracing the concept of depth-before-breadth and teaching extended science topics, we aim to provide every student with the foundations for success in science during and beyond secondary school.
In order to instil a desire for learning and a life-long love of the subject we strive to ensure that science is taught in a practical and hands-on manner. We take every opportunity to inspire and engage giving the students opportunities to plan and test their own ideas through extended investigations and students are firmly encouraged to become independent learners. In addition, where possible, we choose to use topical examples and current issues facing scientists around the world to ensure our students develop the critical thinking skills that underpin the very nature of science and scientific enquiry.
The department currently comprises of 12 full-time and 2 part-time science teachers, as well as two full-time technicians. We have four prep-rooms and eleven teaching labs.
The Role – key responsibilities
To assist in providing professional and responsive support to teaching staff to support outstanding teaching and learning.
Science Technician Responsibilities