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  • Closing date

    17 July 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 5 (Outer London): £27,807-£29,700 FTE

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

Inspire and transform learning with us.

We are looking for an Academic Tutor specialising in Science 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.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent organisational skills, fantastic communication skills, good subject knowledge and curriculum knowledge in this subject area.

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

Hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm with some before and after school sessions. You will also be asked to provide some sessions within the school holiday period.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Training

  • Relevant qualifications that help demonstrate evidence at A Level or undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in English, Maths or Science.
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills.
  • Some knowledgeof strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace.
  • Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation
  • Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
  • Understanding of principlesof child development and learning processes and in particular, barriersto learning
  • Ability to plan effective actions for studentsatrisk of underachieving
  • Understand range of support services/providers
  • Ability to self-evaluatelearning needs and actively seeklearning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understandingclassroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this for all individual children and young people whatever their circumstances
  • Can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment

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

Progress of Students in 1:1, small group and whole class

  • To deliver programmes of study to small groups of students (ideally between 1 and 3) in 1:1 setting
  • To ensure all students identified for intervention are given every opportunity to meet their examination and / or progress targets;
  • To liaise with parents regarding the attendance, progress and attitude of designated students, reporting to the Head of Subject weekly;
  • Maintain records of students' progress in relation to their examination targets;
  • To complete the relevant marking and feedback for students that clearly identifies what they need to improve in order to meet their targets;
  • Use the Academy's behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environment;
  • To highlight individual student's learning needs to the class teacher and agree how he/she will be supported in each lesson;
  • Assist teacher in evaluating identified students' progress through agreed assessment activities;
  • Monitor identified students in lessons. Providing teachers with feedback on participation and progress;
  • Support identified students to engage with the learning objectives set for the lesson;
  • Plan with teachers the role they will take in the lesson, preparing resources that meet the students' needs and interests;
  • Under the direction of the Assistant Principal / Head of Department to undertake such other tasks that may be required to further the efficient running of the Academy, commensurate with the level of the post holder;
  • Support identified students in tutor group time, with other activities;
  • To assist other students in the class group as appropriate;
  • Run homework clubs, where appropriate;
  • To invigilate examinations and act as reader or scribe as requested.
  • Tracking of student's progress through strategies like question level analysis and preparing intervention that supports the improvement in identified areas
  • To ensure targeted students are well prepared for their examinations

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
609 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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