This job expired on 18 July 2024

  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    18 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • HLTA (higher level teaching assistant)

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: Full-time, term-time only; actual salary £26,665.84-£28,348.22

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 5 (Inner London)

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious, and dynamic applicant to join Harris Academy Wimbledon as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant with a specialism in Speech and Language. You will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities. We are looking for a strong communicator with proven skills in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, the school community.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working with children of relevant age
  • Experience of working with students with additional needs
  • Experience of delivering literacy and reading/writing recovery programmes
  • Understanding the school curriculum
  • Ability to assess progress and performance
  • Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Ability to maintain intervention records
  • HLTA status (or willingness to complete within 24 months) or QTS
  • GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths
  • Good working knowledge of ICT

What the school offers its staff

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career development and progression, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme with generous employer contributions, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, and many other benefits. Learn more about our benefits on our website.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • To plan teaching and learning activities and evaluate and adjust lessons as appropriate.
  • To deliver indoor and outdoor learning activities to pupils within an agreed system of supervision according to pupil responses/needs.
  • To organise and manage appropriate resources and learning environments and in conjunction with thje SENCO and SLT.
  • To monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies including implementing the school's marking and feedback policy. Evaluating effectiveness on a termly basis.
  • To provide objective, accurate feedback and reports to teachers.
  • To liaise between Lower & Upper School Directors, teaching staff and teaching assistants to ensure learning activities are effective.
  • To manage pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties in line with the behaviour policy.
  • To supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
  • To establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • To encourage pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • To encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate.
  • To support pupils to understand instructions.
  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to teaching and learning (presentation, marking and feedback, homework etc), child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
  • To be aware of and support differences and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school.
  • To appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
  • To attend relevant meetings as required.

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, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Academy Wimbledon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
962 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 3962 4300

We are an ‘Outstanding' (Ofsted 2023) secondary academy, established in 2018 to provide an excellent education for children in Wimbledon. With our new Sixth Form opening this year, we will soon have a full cohort of students aged 11-18.

Two years after opening, we moved into our brand-new building which is modern, bright and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities in every area of the curriculum. We are oversubscribed and fortunate to have an amazing level of support from the community with waiting lists for entry into every year group of our academy.

Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.

Professional learning is at the heart of the academy, supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

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