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Nursery Teaching Assistant

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower, Chafford Hundred, Essex

Job details

Job role
Early years
Working pattern
Full-time only
Grade 2 (Outer London): £20,835 - £21,210 (FTE)

Job summary

Support the little learners of Harris Primary Academy Mayflower. We are looking to appoint an inspiring and talented Teaching Assistant to join our strong and supportive team and support our academy growth.

Your opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional looking to start, or continue their career in an exciting new role. We welcome applications from Teaching Assistants at all levels of experience, including graduate TAs looking to gain classroom experience in advance of Initial Teacher Education.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 Primary Academy Mayflower, in one of our other 47academies, or in our central team.Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture.Join us in our mission in cultivating 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. The successful applicant will:

Be an excellent teaching assistant;
Support the class teacher to ensure children make excellent progress;
Have high expectations and an unwavering belief in the potential of every child;
Want to make a difference to the lives of local children;
Possess excellent interpersonal skills;
Be committed to working in partnership with teachers, parents and the community;
Be a committed team player who enjoys working collaboratively;
Be committed to their own professional development.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Mayflower?

An Ofsted 'Outstanding' academy: “All staff set high expectations and share a strong determination to help pupils achieve as successfully as possible. Pupils mirror this resolve and make every effort to meet these expectations.”
A new building, with state-of-the-art facilities, in which to teach and learn
A strong and supportive team of colleagues, all working towards the shared belief that children thrive when they feel consistently happy and safe at school
A commitment to excellence encapsulated in our vision statement: "Excellence, Every Child, Every Day"
Generous Harris benefits and rewards package
While social distancing measures remain in place, alternative options to academy interviews will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

Next Steps
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. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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 further information.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Free School
Education phase
School size
746 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report

About Harris Primary Academy Mayflower

Harris Primary Academy Mayflower is a thriving, diverse and friendly three form entry academy that launched in September 2014 and is funded through the free school programme. We serve the communities of Chafford Hundred and West Thurrock. We moved into our brand new building, capable of accommodating five forms of entry, in 2016, and were rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2017.

School location

Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Essex, RM16 6SA

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