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Graduate Teaching Assistant/Tutor

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, London, SE22 0AT

This job expired on 10 August 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    10 August 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (TBC)

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 5 (Inner London): £27,009-£29,010 FTE

Actual salary

£22,604.46-£24,279.14

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Tutor job summary

Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich is looking for a Graduate Teaching Assistant, preferably with a degree related to literacy, to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. This post offers a valuable insight and will open up further opportunities for teacher training.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Your role will cover tracking of student’s progress through strategies including question level analysis and preparing intervention that supports the improvement in identified areas.

Progress of students in lessons

  • To ensure all students identified for intervention are given every opportunity to meet their examination targets
  • To highlight individual student’s learning needs to the class teacher and agree how he/she will be supported in each lesson
  • Assist teacher in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities
  • Monitor identified students in lessons. Providing teachers with feedback on participation and progress
  • Support identified students to engage with the learning objectives set for the lesson
  • Plan with teachers the role they will take in the lesson, preparing resources that meet the students’ needs and interests
  • Use the Academy’s behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environment
  • Maintain records of students’ progress in relation to their examination targets
  • Contribute to evaluation of progress, review and target setting
  • To contribute to marking and feedback for students that clearly identifies what they need to improve in order to meet their targets
  • To deliver programmes of study to small groups of students (ideally between 1 and 3)
  • Under the direction of the Assistant Principal / Head of Department to undertake such other tasks that may be required to further the efficient running of the Academy, commensurate with the level of the post holder
  • Support identified students in tutor group time, with other activities
  • To assist other students in the class group as appropriate
  • Run homework clubs, where appropriate
  • To complete half termly reports on students’ progress
  • To invigilate examinations and act as reader or scribe as requested

Supporting development of the academy

  • Tracking of student’s progress through strategies like question level analysis and preparing intervention that supports the improvement in identified areas
  • To ensure targeted students are well prepared for their examinations

Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications

  • At least 3 x A-Levels or Level 3 qualifications and a good pass in GCSE English and Maths. Relevant qualifications that help demonstrate evidence towards the above
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to at least NVQ Level 2 in English and Maths
  • Relevant undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • Qualifications and experience relevant to the subject area they will be based in

Essential Experience

  • Experience working with children of relevant age
  • Experience of working with students with additional needs
  • Experience of delivering literacy and reading/writing recovery programmes

Knowledge & Understanding

  • Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation
  • Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning
  • Ability to plan effective actions for students at risk of underachieving
  • Understand range of support services/providers
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Shows a personal commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and rights of young people.
  • Appreciates the significance of safeguarding and interprets this for all individual children and young people whatever their circumstances
  • Can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in working relationship with young students and in forming effective professional relationships with a wide range of contacts including parents and families
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a love for the job
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people

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 Boys' Academy East Dulwich

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
861 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0208 299 5300

Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2009 and is part of the Outstanding Harris Federation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy. The academy’s specialisms are Enterprise and Sport with a ‘can-do’ ethos of always improving upon your personal best. The Academy will accommodate 750 boys when full. Harris Boys' benefits from a state-of-the-art purpose-built building with the very latest facilities and equipment. The Academy offers a co-educational Post 16 with the nearby Harris Girls' Academy, together comprising capacity for 400 Sixth Formers. Harris Boys' was judged to be an outstanding school by Ofsted in December 2011.

Academy Ethos

We encourage our students to be critical thinkers and promote these skills throughout the curriculum. A student at Harris Boys' Academy will learn how to engage critically with foreign affairs, religion and society, issues of citizenship and the media, so they acquire the skills, and recognise the value of, thinking for yourself and thinking in a well-reasoned manner.

“We are very lucky to have an amazing staff team who work together, and what you get from this is an inertia of this body of professionals who are striving to be the very best they can be. It is down to these two points – staff who are on board, who want to change futures and want to be better at what they do, and students who buy into this idea of ‘I’m at school because I can make myself a better person and I can flourish in life.’ When you have these two points together, which is what we have worked very hard to obtain, then you can make wonderful things happen. And that’s shown through our outcomes and is also shown through if you’ve ever had a chance to speak to the boys and the parents of this school community.” Peter Groves, Principal

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