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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, London, SE19 2JH

This job expired on 20 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 May 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

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

Actual salary

£18,641.62 to £18,978.54

Graduate Teaching Assistant job summary

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is seeking to appoint Graduate Teaching Assistants to work collaboratively with teaching staff in class to improve the outcomes of students with a variety of SEN, including those with Educational Health and Care Plans.

This is an excellent opportunity for graduates with a passion for working with SEN students to gain experience of working within a secondary school. This could be used as a first step into a career into teaching and/or the field of SEN. You will be supported by experienced colleagues and full training will be provided for the successful applicant.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Your responsibilities will include:

To work collaboratively with the class teacher and the SEN Department to enable students with a variety of SEN needs to positively engage in a classroom environment and with learning, making expected progress
To demonstrate a proactive approach to supporting SEN students in the classroom
To demonstrate an understanding of the needs of SEN students.
To implement Quality First Teaching strategies and strategies on Student SEN Profiles within the Assess, Plan, Do, Review framework of the SEND Code of Practice (2014), ensuring that Student SEN Profiles are live and working documents.
To implement an appropriate level of differentiation to meet individual needs, whilst ensuring that students retain ownership over their learning
To engage positively and proactively in all CPD opportunities offered within the SEN Department and the wider Academy.
To support other students in the class group, as appropriate
To demonstrate a level of subject knowledge and apply this effectively in supporting teachers and students
.To use behaviour management strategies consistently in line with strategies on Student SEN Profiles and Academy policy and procedures to promote positive behaviour.
To be committed to improving your own practice through self-evaluation and reflection, contributing positively and proactively in all CPD opportunities offered within the SEN Department and the wider Academy
To liaise with relevant staff within the Academy making them aware of problems experienced by students
To adhere to the DFE Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants (2016) once qualified
To promote the ethos of the school e.g. with regard to standards of behaviour, dress code, punctuality and attendance.
Other duties as may reasonably be requested by the Principal.
Be involved in trips and educational visits.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will have:

Qualifications to degree standard or equivalent
Excellent standard of written and spoken English
Previous experience of supporting learning of students
Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers
Some knowledge of working with young people with challenging behaviour
Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Computer literate - must have good computer skills including a working knowledge of MS packages
with young people in an educational or training environment
Experience of establishing and maintaining working relationships with a range of people
Awareness of Health & Safety issues in the workplace
A working understanding and commitment to equality of opportunity for all
Commitment to the highest standards of child protection
Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload

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 City Academy Crystal Palace

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1291 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0208 771 2261

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of over 350 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school; in 2019, our progress 8 score was 0.61, 94% of our students achieved a 4+ in English and 86% in maths. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve’ encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential.

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