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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, Croydon

Job details

Job role Teacher, SEN specialist
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Grade 5 SCP 12: FTE £25,137; pro rata £21,593.65

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join us at our thriving Academy

Your opportunity

This role is about working with students, staff and other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for our students who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. It will particularly involve working with those students who have more complex needs in relation to SLCN, SPLD and ASD. The focus is on teaching and learning in the classroom as well as leading interventions for students who need more focused support, either 1-1 or in small groups.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). Educated to degree level, you will need at least two years’ experience working and supporting students with SEND, as well as secure and up-to-date knowledge of SEND, in particular SLCN, SPLD and ASD.

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

Why work at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon?

A happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect
The combination of traditional values of discipline and good-manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology
A central Croydon location, close to transport links and other amenities
Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development

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.

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 Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 892 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Invictus Academy Croydon website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisinvictus.org.uk

About Harris Invictus Academy Croydon

Harris Invictus Academy Croydon was rated ‘outstanding’ in every category following its first ever Ofsted inspection in October 2016: only the seventh secondary free school in London to achieve this. The academy opened with its first cohort in September 2014 and moved into a state-of-the-art, new building in September 2017. As of September 2018, Harris Invictus has students from Year 7 to Year 11. The academy is oversubscribed and located in an area of disadvantage.

School location

88 London Road, Croydon, CR0 2TB