PPA Teacher

Harris Primary Academy Croydon, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 3JT

3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    7 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



MPS/UPS (Outer London) + £1,500 Harris Allowance (FTE)

PPA Teacher job summary

Passionate about inspiring young people? Join us in inspiring the lively little learners at Harris Primary Academy Corydon as a PPA Teacher across all year groups.

Our dedicated team provides a supportive network both onsite as well as support across the Federation to ensure all our staff feel encouraged to do their best. You will be part of a community of dedicated, friendly staff standing by and upholding its mission in creating and maintaining a supportive and thriving learning environment.

Main Areas of Responsibility
Having regard to the curriculum for the school, and with a view to promoting the development of the abilities and aptitudes of the pupils in any class or group assigned to you:

plan and prepare courses and lessons
teach, according to their educational needs, the pupils assigned to you
set and mark work to be carried out by the pupil in the Academy and elsewhere
assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.
Qualifications & Experience

Qualified Teacher Status.

Knowledge and Experience A proven track record of recent and successful class teaching in mixed ability classes of primary age.
Successful experience of teaching the primary curriculum.
Good understanding of current theory and best practice in teaching and learning, particularly as it relates to achieving high rates of progress of children of primary age.
Good subject knowledge of core National Curriculum.
Good understanding of child development and progression and how this impacts on planning.
Understanding of effective strategies for managing behaviour within the classroom and in accordance with the school’s policy.
An understanding of equal opportunity issues and how they can be addressed in schools.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Skills and Abilities

To demonstrate the skills of a good teacher, including the ability to:
Interest, encourage and engage pupils;
Provide appropriate levels of challenge, so that all pupils make good progress;
Use methods and resources that enable all pupils to learn effectively;
Use assessment information effectively to plan next steps in children’s learning;
Make effective use of time;
Secure high standards of behaviours for learning;
Make effective use of teaching assistants and other support staff;
Enable pupils to acquire new knowledge and skills;
Enable pupils to develop the skills to work independently and collaboratively;
Enable pupils to develop self esteem and respect for others;
Create a well organised, stimulating learning environment.
Ability to make a significant contribution to a school ethos that promotes high achievements.
A commitment to raising achievement.

The ability to work as part of a team in planning and implementing the curriculum.
The ability to work within the framework of national and whole school policies to ensure consistency of practice.
The ability to relate to and communicate effectively with parents and carers and to encourage their participation as partners in their child’s learning.
A commitment to further your own professional development and to the principle of continuous improvement.
Other Job Specific Requirements

Ability to be well organised, working under pressure whilst maintaining a positive approach to your work and relationships with others.
A high degree of organisational skills, decision making and use of initiative.
Ability to oversee the pastoral welfare of children across the academy and to promote good behaviour, dispositions and attitudes towards learning.
Commitment to the Federation Equal Opportunities Policy and acceptance of responsibility for its practical implications.
Application of Health and Safety practice.
The willingness to commit fully to the whole staff team and the academy’s aims and expectation

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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

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 our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

All applications must be made online via the apply link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. 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.

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About Harris Primary Academy Croydon

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
509 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
020 8689 7688

Harris Primary Academy Croydon joined the Harris Federation in 2020 and is part of a family of primary, secondary and all-through academies in and around London. We have many successful Harris academies nearby in the borough and, as part of a thriving community of schools, we benefit from the ability to share, learn, support and challenge each other.

Our aim for pupils at Harris Primary Academy Croydon is for them to develop into happy, confident and independent individuals who are motivated by a real love of learning.

We have high expectations for every child and provide expert teaching so that our pupils make excellent progress. We place a strong emphasis on the dedicated teaching of reading, writing and maths so that our pupils have a solid foundation to build their learning in other subjects.

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