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Poynton High School

and Performing Arts College

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Job Vacancies

IT Apprentice (Level 3 Infrastructure Technician)

Our apprentice will be part of a small team working alongside the Strategic ICT Manager to manage the school ICT network to maximise its efficiency and effectiveness. We are looking for a person who has a real interest in IT, good communication skills and is keen to learn and develop their knowledge within the school environment. 

What you will be doing:

  • Key activities will be to provide support to teachers using computer systems. Resolving any issues preventing teaching to continue.
  • Resolving any issues preventing teachers to continue teaching
  • Provide software support for all users by being familiar with the current software and, where appropriate, producing user-friendly guides
  • Generate, extend and maintain computer networks (including the installation of new software, ensuring anti-virus and other utility software is up to date and effective
  • Assist with email, internet, printing and related activities including development and maintenance of the schools website

The training you'll be provided with:

  • Comprehensive digital pre-apprenticeship induction programme (including health and safety, safeguarding, PREVENT, technical and curriculum specifics)
  • Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship standard
  • e-learning training materials
  • Specialist vendor and technical certificates
  • Access to practice labs to develop technical competency
  • 12 training days with Tablet Academy (specialist technology curriculum partner)
  • Curriculum knowledge base (lesson plans, resources etc)
  • Monthly assessor visits and competency checks
  • Support desk (technical, curriculum and pastoral)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Key Skills development
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities module

You will also have the opportunity to network with a range of other apprentices on our programme who can share ideas, offer suggestions and support. Our apprentices love being able to help each other!

As one of our apprentices you will also have access to our online portal that will provide you with information and technical guidance, as well as links to the helpdesk to speak to technicians who can give real-time advice and support.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has a true passion for technology
  • Feels confident using hardware, software and other technical devices
  • Has good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Has experience working with children / young people is desirable!
  • Has a passion to learn with enthusiasm and motivation to achieve success
  • Loves helping others and enjoys working with people of all ages
  • Is committed to complete the full apprenticeship programme
  • Has the ability to work well in a team and independently using their own initiative
  • Has a true passion for new and emerging technology. Is enthusiastic about digital developments and has an active interest in IT keeps up to date with current technology and trends

IT Apprentice (Level 3 Infrastructure Technician) - Primary Goal

Science (Physics) Technician

Grade 4 points 4 – 6 (actual salary: £15.385 - £16,006)

Part time – 35 hours per week

Term time + 5 days (39 weeks)


We seek to appoint an enthusiastic and well organised individual to work in our Physics laboratories. The work will involve preparing materials and resources for Physics lessons and working with other Science Technicians.


You must have excellent organisational and communication skills. Experience in Physics is desirable however a positive ‘can do’ attitude is more important because training can be arranged for the right candidate.


Closing Date: Tuesday 29th June 2021 at 10am

Interviews will take place soon after the closing date


Click here to download the job application pack for this role

Welfare Leader

Required for September 2021


Grade 7 points 25 to 29

Actual pay (£21,038 - £23,830)

 Permanent Full Time (37 hours a week)

Term time + 5 days (39 weeks)


We are seeking to appoint a Welfare Year Leader to join a team of committed individuals based in our school.  The post holder will have experience of working with young people and the ability to communicate with a variety of audiences. 

This post is open to adults with or without Qualified Teacher Status.


Closing Date: Tuesday 6th July 2021 at 10am

Interviews will take place soon after the closing date


Click here to download the job application pack for this role





Thank you for researching the opportunities we have available here at Poynton High School and The TRUE Learning Partnership.  Our school, and the schools we work with, are truly great schools, full of inspirational young people and exceptionally talented staff.  As Head Teacher I am proud to have such a supportive, expert and engaged staff team and I hope that you will wish to move forward with an application and look to join us in due course. 

Poynton High School has served the families of Poynton, Disley, Adlington and surrounding areas since 1972 and we lie at the heart of this community’s learning needs.  We pride ourselves in our vision as a school which serves our community and work in partnership as part of a community based, values focussed, cross phased multi-academy trust. 

We have approximately 1380 students in Years 7 to 13 and offer a wide range of A levels in our Sixth Form.  The opportunities for career development are extensive as part of our “T&L CPD @ PHS” programme and our “Leadership CPD @ PHS” programme.  Not only would you have access to a personalised CPD programme to support your development as a practitioner in the classroom but you would also have access to our leadership CPD programmes to support any future career development plans.  Alongside targeted and individualised CPD and support through your mentor, all teaching staff also receive their own Microsoft Surface Pro to aid the quality of teaching and learning in your classroom. 

Our staff support our students in an extra-ordinary amount of ways and at the heart of this lies our House System.  Every member of staff and every student is in one of our four Houses and we have an extensive programme of House activities on offer; from House water polo to House fishing, from House general knowledge to House dragons den; as well as the traditional football, rugby, lacrosse, athletics, basketball, etc.

Our school motto is INSPIRE ACHIEVE CELEBRATE and we apply that to every element of school life.  Our role as staff is to ensure that we inspire every student to achieve the best they possibly can in everything they do, whether that be academic, sporting, cultural or spiritual and at the heart of our culture is a celebration of that achievement.  We hope that as a prospective member of staff you will share our mission of “…inspire and empower all within our learning community to fulfil their individual potential and ambitions so that all are able to be active and successful citizens in our global society”.

Poynton High School is a very calm and purposeful learning environment and our students are exceptionally engaged in their learning and the life of their school.  I am a passionate believer in the welfare of our staff as without you, without your great talents supporting our students, we will never transform our students lives and empower them to be the best they possibly can be. 

As Head Teacher, I spend most assemblies encouraging our students to “…jump in with both feet” and I very much hope that you will do that also.  Jump in to submitting your application and join us as we continue to inspire all in our care so that they will achieve and we will take every opportunity to celebrate every achievement.   

I would encourage you to surf our website ( to get a fuller understanding of life here at Poynton High and if you have any questions that you would like to ask please do not hesitate to contact me directly.  I very much hope that you want to join our team and I look forward to receiving an application from you in due course. 


Matthew Dean
Head Teacher


The TTLP is committed to ensuring that Poynton High School is an exceptional place for all our staff to work. A recent Ofsted report,  Teacher well-being at work in schools and further education providers, made some recommendations. Below is a summary of our  response. 

As part of this work we are have achieved recognition through the Valued Worker Scheme and we are also a pathfinder school for the Ethical Leadership in Education Programme.