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Graduate Teaching Assistant: Level 2

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park, Croydon, Surrey

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Grade 2, SCP 3: £21,408.00 FTE (Actual £17,918.59)

Job summary

Inspire the next generation of leaders at Harris Primary Haling Park. We wish to appoint a creative, inspiring and ambitious Graduate Teaching Assistant to join our talented, growing academy team.

Your opportunity

Inspire the little learners at Harris Primary Haling Park! As our academy grows, we are looking for an inspiring and talented Graduate Teaching Assistant.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a committed professional looking to start or continue their career in an exciting new role.

Your role will include supporting children’s 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. This role may also be suitable for candidates who wish to extend their classroom experience ahead of Initial Teacher Education. Click here for more information on Harris ITE opportunities.

Here at Haling Park, we aim to provide a safe and happy environment for our children, where they can thrive and enjoy their learning. We are all ‘learning to be the best we can be’ and this ethos is underpinned by our Golden Rules and Values: Citizenship, Friendship, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, and Resilience.

What we are looking for:

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. At Harris Primary Academy Haling Park we have the highest possible aspirations for our staff and pupils. We expect all our children to make very good progress and develop the skills and personal qualities they will need for the future.

We welcome applications from candidates who will:

Be an excellent teaching assistant;
Be committed to the highest achievement for all;
Be a resourceful and enthusiastic educationalist;
Support the class teacher to ensure children make excellent progress;
Have high expectations and an unwavering belief in the potential of every child;
Want to make a difference to the lives of local children;
Possess excellent interpersonal skills;
Be committed to working in partnership with teachers, parents and the community;
Be a committed team player who enjoys working collaboratively;
Be committed to their own professional development

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Haling Park?

At Haling Park you would be working as part of a very supportive team. In addition to the benefits outlined, we offer excellent professional development opportunities provided by Harris Federation. We would also offer:

An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work;
Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn;
A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children;
A senior leadership team that is highly committed to developing others.

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.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

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 Primary
School size 323 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Primary Academy Haling Park website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisprimaryhalingpark.org.uk
Contact phone number 0203 772 4560

About Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

About Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park is a growing academy that opened in September 2014 to meet the demand from local families for new, high-quality places in South Croydon, and now educates children from Reception to Year 4. We are judged Outstanding by Ofsted, and hold a belief that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at primary school. Here at Haling Park we aim to provide a safe and happy environment for our children, where they can thrive and enjoy their learning. We are all ‘learning to be the best we can be’ and this ethos is underpinned by our Golden Rules and Values: Citizenship, Friendship, Kindness, Responsibility, Respect, and Resilience.

Our Ethos:

Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the knowledge and social skills necessary to succeed.

Each child will be taught in the way that suits them best and we will step in quickly if a change is needed. For some children, this might involve additional support if they are finding something difficult and for others it could mean stretching them more to keep them interested.

Our Academy will be relaxed and comfortable but pupils will know that good behaviour is expected of them. They will be frequently praised and rewarded for trying their best and for being kind, hard-working and well-behaved.

School location

50-58 Haling Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6HS

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