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Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Harris Junior Academy Carshalton, Carshalton, Surrey

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Point 7 (Outer London): £22,995 FTE; £18,436.68 pro rata

Job summary

Harris Junior Academy Carshalton is currently looking to recruit a dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

This will initially be a one-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility of a permanent position for the right candidate.

Your opportunity

At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton, we are dedicated to shaping the young minds of our thriving academy. With a supportive, open faculty team and attentive SLT staff, you can be confident in starting your teaching experience here.

Like you, we have high aspirations and ambitions for the children at the academy. There is a driving determination to ensure that all pupils and adults reach their full potential. Our aims, visions and priorities for improvement underpin all our policy and practice and we revisit and reflect upon these aims, visions and priorities in our day to day work with the pupils and wider community.

You will predominantly be working with groups of children under the direction of the class teacher, with occasional basic administrative tasks. Your role will also involve small group and individual support focused on raising attainment.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. 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. You will need:

Strong literacy and numeracy skills.
A qualification of minimum NVQ level 3 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent, or equivalent experience working in a school.
The ability to use your initiative.
The ability to communicate effectively with children and parents and work as part of our dedicated and caring staff team.
Experience of working with children for whom English is an additional language.
Experience of delivering a structured phonics programme would be desirable.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

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 Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 381 pupils enrolled
Age range 7 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Junior Academy Carshalton website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisjuniorcarshalton.org.uk
Contact phone number 0208 647 7324

About Harris Junior Academy Carshalton

Harris Junior Academy Carshalton opened in September 2013. We are a three-form entry school situated in Carshalton, which is part of the London Borough of Sutton. Our children, aged between 7 and 11 years of age, bring a wonderful amount of energy and enthusiasm to our school.

We have more than 300 lively young minds at our Academy. Our dedicated teachers and support staff build on the children’s learning from the infant school to support each to be the best they can be.

Academy Ethos:

At Harris Junior Academy Carshalton we want our school to be a calm and caring learning community in which everyone feels safe, happy and valued.

We give each child all the time and attention that they need to develop their reading, writing and maths skills. We then build on this by providing the children with creative and vibrant learning experiences through which they will develop a love of learning, an ability to think independently and a desire to be the best they can be.

We want our children to leave HJAC as confident and successful learners, who understand themselves and are responsible in the way they conduct themselves. We want them to possess the skills and attitudes to make the most of future opportunities and to contribute to their local community and beyond.

Why work at Harris Junior Academy Carshalton?

Children who bring a wonderful amount of energy and enthusiasm to the school, and who are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn
A team of expert teaching and support staff who believe all children can achieve to a high standard
A strong relationship with parents, carers and the local community
A community school ethos with all the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

School location

Camden Road, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2NS

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