EXPIRED

This job expired on 8 December 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    Negotiable

  • Closing date

    8 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3 (Outer London): £22,575-£22,983 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

Harris Academy Rainham is looking for a Teaching Assistant 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 have a particular specialism in English as and Additional Language (EAL).

Qualifications, Knowledge and Training

  • Educated 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

  • 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.


What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Rainham is a very popular and oversubscribed 11-16 academy which is part of the Harris Federation. We joined the Federation in September 2016 and there are exciting times ahead.

What makes us different:

  • Our values are at the centre of our school and aren't simply a slogan on a website.
  • We have a firm but fair approach to behaviour. This is built on the use of consistent routines and teaching our students how to behave.
  • We deliver a knowledge rich curriculum that is developed by our staff to meet the needs of our students. The knowledge we teach takes our students beyond their everyday experiences and enables them to see the world differently.
  • Our leaders are role models, they lead by example, admit mistakes, welcome opinions and love honest conversations.
  • We are a staff united against educational disadvantage with a fierce determination to show our students the world beyond Havering.

What we can do for you:

  • Great career progression both within our Academy and the Federation.
  • Excellent professional development opportunities. As a Leading edge school we have been recognised as being at the forefront of educational thinking and research is central to all we do.
  • Meaningful measures to manage workload – no graded observations, early finish on a Friday, no onerous marking requirements but sensible feedback policies.
  • Bespoke support and line management from excellent leaders across the school.
  • Opportunities for fantastic professional growth as the school develops a sixth from.
  • A school where subjects are ‘front and centre' of all we do. The subject determines our pedagogy.
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

Your responsibilities will include:

  • 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, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
  • To support with behaviour management.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
  • To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times.
  • To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.
  • To be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To support students with their learning and development in respect of local and national learning strategies.
  • To encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • To set challenging and demanding expectations, promoting self-esteem and independence.
  • To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of work.
  • To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed and assist students in their use.
  • To undertake student record keeping as requested.
  • To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers.
  • To provide clerical/admin support as required.
  • To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources as appropriate.
  • To attend relevant meetings.
  • To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and off site activities.

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, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.
This job post has expired.

About Harris Academy Rainham

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
906 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01708 552811

At Harris Academy Rainham we hold that our academy should provide students with a deep sense of belonging to a caring community, the belief in themselves and their unbounded potential and the opportunities to become more than they thought was possible. These are the values that we hold to be true and that drive our academy forward. Harris Academy Rainham joined the Harris Federation (a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education) in September 2016. In joining Harris, we have become part of a family of happy and highly successful primary and secondary schools in London and Essex and have the benefit of a team of experts in education who can provide teachers and leaders at Harris Rainham with a great deal of focused support. We teach in mixed ability groups, except in maths, which is divided into sets. Where students need extra help, our teachers coach them in small groups or provide one to one support. Special educational needs are catered for with care and expertise. Academy Ethos: We combine the traditional Harris values of excellent uniform, behaviour and manners with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Working closely with families to ensure that students are supported and nurtured, we work hard every day to make learning accessible to all of our students.

School location

Similar jobs nearby

Teaching Assistant (1:1 support with personal care)

Bishop Justus CofE School

Magpie Hall Lane, Bromley, Kent, BR2 8HZ

Teaching Assistant with Personal Care responsibilities

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy

Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7HD

SEN Teaching Assistant

Nexus Foundation Special School

Upper Haysden Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 8AA

Learning Support Assistant

The Totteridge Academy

Barnet Lane, London, N20 8AZ

Get a job alert when similar jobs are listed

Find more school jobs in Essex, Southend and Thurrock