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  • Start date details

    September

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,030

Pay scale

Grade 3 (Outer London)

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

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We are looking for an EYFS Teaching Assistant to support individuals and groups of children aged 3-5 years old in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications to degree level or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers
  • Some knowledge of 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
  • Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels
  • Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to interest, encourage, motivate and engage children
  • Ability to work effectively with team members across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
  • Good ICT skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft packages and the ability to update records and databases.
  • Ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised
  • Flexibility of approach to work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercising tact and diplomacy


What the school offers its staff

At Harris Primary Academy Benson we aim to make learning irresistible, ensuring our children develop a genuine life-long love of learning and that every child flourishes by delivering an enjoyable curriculum that allows all children to succeed academically, physically, emotionally and socially.

Our children are at the heart of everything we do with the academy and it is our committed ambition to empower all our children to become compassionate, polite, ambitious, global citizens of the future.

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 for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising and supporting identified students in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning in a purposeful and supportive learning environment.
  • Assisting in developing resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports learning needs.
  • Assisting in evaluating identified students' progress and providing feedback on their achievements, progress and needs.
  • Leading small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
  • Attending to students' personal needs where required.
  • Supporting with behaviour management.
  • Undertaking learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
  • Assisting with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty.
  • Supporting students with their learning and development in respect of local and national learning strategies.
  • Preparing the classroom for lessons, clearing afterwards and assisting with the display of students' work.
  • Preparing and maintaining resources and assisting students in their use.
  • Undertaking record keeping as requested.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with parents/carers, gathering and reporting information as directed.
  • Providing administrative support as required.
  • Accompanying teaching staff and students on visits, trips and off site activities as required.


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 Primary Academy Benson

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
199 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
0208 777 1572

Harris Primary Academy Benson is a successful and ambitious two-form entry school, serving a diverse community on the outskirts of Croydon. Our Ofsted in June 2015 was graded as ‘Good’ in all areas, and we are now looking for staff to join us on the next steps in our academy transformation.

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