We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic HLTA with a specialism in Speech and Language to join Harris Academy Wimbledon at this exciting time.
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
Harris Academy Wimbledon opened in September 2018. We are a brand new, co-educational 11-18 school for the High Path area. We currently have 900 students in year 7-11 and will open a 6th form in September 2023.
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 academy 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.
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 a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for non term-time only employees, and many other benefits.
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.
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.
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