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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Harris Girls Academy Bromley, Beckenham, Kent

Job details

Job role Teacher
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary SCP 4 (Outer London) £21,210 FTE; £15,387 actual pro rata salary

Job summary

Harris Girls' Academy Bromley is currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our team of specialists.

Your opportunity

Are you a graduate looking to flourish in a teaching assistant role? We are seeking to appoint an individual who thrives on feedback and has a hunger to constantly learn and develop. Providing an open, friendly working environment for you to grow in, the role will include responsibilities including supporting student learning, undertaking playground duties, preparing resources and assisting the class teacher.

You will be expected to uphold the policies of the school and support the school ethos. As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Girls' Academy Bromley, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

We are looking for:

An engaging person who is able to interest, encourage and motivate young people
A team worker, who is able to work effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
A tactful and diplomatic person with the ability to maintain confidentiality
Qualifications to degree level or equivalent
Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers, and of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, ideally working in a similar role in a school
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning.

Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

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.

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.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit the Harris Careers website for more information.

Applying for the job

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 978 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Girls Academy Bromley website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisbromley.org.uk

About Harris Girls Academy Bromley

About Harris Girls' Academy Bromley

Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley is a thriving, diverse and academically successful school for girls in New Beckenham. Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the country with progress being amongst the most successful schools nationally. We passionately believe in educating young women for the future and with specialisms in Science and Enterprise we are working hard to create opportunities for girls to be successful in English and maths as well as more traditional subjects like Classics and Latin.

Along with other single sex schools in Beckenham, we welcome boys and girls to join us in the Sixth Form and we are very proud of the contribution that they both make to the school. We are also founding members of the highly successful Harris Federation Sixth Form.

Academy Ethos:

Combining the traditional values of courtesy, consideration, cooperation and smart uniform with the best of modern teaching methods and technology;
Providing strong and personalised pastoral care through a faculty structure that creates a strong sense of belonging and harmony with a dedicated team who support the transition from Primary school into
Secondary school;
Involving girls in leadership and partnership across the Academy so that they can become confident and entrepreneurial young women and recognise that anything is possible if they endeavour to achieve;
Aiming to make learning challenging, engaging and relevant so that the girls become independent, happy and active in their learning;
Working in partnership with parents and involves them fully in their child’s education and in the wider life of the Academy.

School location

Lennard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1QR

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