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    15 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 June 2024

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £28,787.10-£30,623.34 for 37.5 hours per week, 38 weeks per year.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 6 (Inner 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

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious, and dynamic applicant to join Harris Academy Wimbledon as a Exam Access Arrangements Assessor. You will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities. We are looking for a strong communicator with proven skills in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, the school community.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • A relevant Level 3 qualification
  • JCQ Level 7 qualification (or the commitment to gain the qualification)
  • GCSE Maths and English A-C, or equivalent
  • In-depth understanding of JCQ regulations and guidelines related to exam access arrangements
  • A confident communicator at all levels, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to build and maintain effective relationships, particularly with young people
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, and parents
  • The ability to explain complex information clearly and concisely
  • Self motivation, a can do attitude and a strong commitment to delivering results on time and to a high quality in a fast paced, constantly changing environment
  • The ability to self-manage, organise, prioritise tasks and work under pressure
  • The ability to conduct detailed assessments and interpret a variety of educational and psychological reports
  • Attention to detail - high level of accuracy in report writing and documentation
  • Excellent MS Office skills and operational knowledge of systems relevant to role

What the school offers its staff

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Further details about the role

This role will combine being a Teaching Assistant and supporting students in lessons alongside being the Exam Access Arrangement Assessor.

The successful candidate will play a crucial role in ensuring that all students receive the appropriate support and accommodations they need to succeed in their examinations. This position is integral to our commitment to equal opportunities and educational excellence for all students.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be a member of the SEND department and support students in lessons.
  • Exam Access Arrangements.
  • Assessment of Needs:Conduct detailed assessments to identify students who require access arrangements for examinations, ensuring all assessments comply with JCQ (Joint Council for Qualifications) regulations.
  • Report Writing:Prepare thorough, accurate, and timely reports detailing the necessary arrangements for each student, including the completion of Form 8.
  • Documentation:Maintain meticulous records of all assessments, decisions, and communications related to access arrangements.
  • Coordination:Liaise with teachers, SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator), and parents to gather necessary information and to inform them of the processes and decisions.
  • Implementation:Ensure the effective implementation of approved access arrangements during internal and external examinations.
  • Training and Support:Provide training and guidance to staff on the identification and implementation of access arrangements.
  • Compliance:Stay updated with the latest JCQ regulations and ensure the school's practices comply with these standards.
  • Advocacy:Advocate for students' needs within the school environment, promoting an inclusive educational setting.

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 Wimbledon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
962 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 3962 4300

We are an ‘Outstanding' (Ofsted 2023) secondary academy, established in 2018 to provide an excellent education for children in Wimbledon. With our new Sixth Form opening this year, we will soon have a full cohort of students aged 11-18.

Two years after opening, we moved into our brand-new building which is modern, bright and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in every area of the curriculum. We are oversubscribed and fortunate to have an amazing level of support from the community with waiting lists for entry into every year group of our academy.

Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.

Professional learning is at the heart of the academy, supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

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