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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    16 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary: £24,424-£24,794 (40 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,030-£27,438

Pay scale

Grade 3 (Outer London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you Ambitious, Tenacious, Enterprising?

We are looking for an Academic Tutor specialising in Literacy to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, progress within the subject and achieve academic success. The role includes supporting teachers in whole class lessons when not administering their own 1:1 or group sessions.

Our new colleague will be kind and caring! Here, at Harris Academy Orpington, we have worked hard to create an environment where we look after and care for each other. Whilst being incredibly rewarding, working in schools can sometimes be hard. Colleagues at Harris Academy Orpington know that we work together as a team and we look out for each other; the environment here is one of care, nurture and support along with a bit of challenge!

This role is suitable for graduates with a degree in the subject area, looking to work in a school in preparation for starting teacher training.

Hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm (during school days) and 08:00 - 4:00 (during holidays) with some before and after school sessions. You will also be asked to provide some sessions within the school holiday period.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Relevant qualifications at A Level or undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in English, Maths or Science.
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills.
  • Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and, in particular, barriers to learning
  • Ability to plan effective actions for students at risk of underachieving
  • Understanding of a range of support services/providers
  • Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.


What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding and are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future as we highlight our work as a Health Science Specialist school, with students being given access to recognised professional qualifications and careers.

At Harris Academy Orpington, we have the most incredible facilities, staff and students and we are very proud of the work that our students do here. We have developed a curriculum that is ambitious and broad. We believe people need to nurture an appreciation of human creativity and achievement and have designed a curriculum that does just that.

We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering programmes of study to small groups of students (usually between one and three)
  • Ensuring all students identified for intervention are given every opportunity to meet their targets
  • Liaising with parents regarding the attendance, progress and attitude of designated students
  • Maintaining records of students' progress
  • Completing relevant marking and feedback
  • Using behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environment
  • Supporting identified students in tutor group time
  • Highlighting individual students' learning needs to teachers and agreeing how they will be supported in each lesson
  • Assisting in evaluating students' progress
  • Supporting identified students to engage with learning objectives in lessons


Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Orpington

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
556 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01689 819219

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding, we are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future. We believe that every student can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and a dedication to being the best that they can be.We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you.

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