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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LG

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    11 February 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 December 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 2 (Outer London): £21,408-£21,795 FTE

Actual salary

£16,722-£17,027

Graduate Teaching Assistant job summary

Inspire and transform learning with us. We are looking for Graduate Teaching Assistants to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. The successful candidate will need to have a basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers, and will work alongside the class teachers to support children in all areas of the curriculum and will also assist in the preparation of the learning environment, liaising with parents, maintaining pupil records and carrying out a range of administrative tasks to support the teacher. Relevant experience of working with children and qualifications are desirable. Main Areas of Responsibility To supervise and provide particular support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning. To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports each identified student’s learning needs. To assist in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities. To provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ achievement, progress and needs. To lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate. To attend to the students’ personal needs where required. To support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with academy policy. To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment. Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals. Qualifications & Experience Qualifications, Knowledge & Training Educated to degree level or equivalent 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 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. Personal Skills, Abilities & Qualities 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 as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities. Computer literate – must have good ICT skills including a working knowledge of MS packages e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel etc, as well as using and updating records and databases. Ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised. Flexibility of approach to work. Ability to maintain confidentiality; having tact and diplomacy where necessary. Safeguarding Notice The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders. Equal Opportunities The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates. As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

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.

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About Harris Academy Orpington

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
619 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact 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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