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Primary Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Tottenham, London

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Grade 2 (Outer London): £21,408-£21,795 FTE (pro rata: £18,390.30 - £18.722.74)

Job summary

Inspire the next generation of pioneers at Harris Academy Tottenham. We are looking for an inspiring and talented Primary Teaching Assistant to work closely with the class teachers at Harris Academy Tottenham. You will be enthusiastic, have great interpersonal skills, enjoy working as part of a team and want the very best for our students.

Your opportunity

Harris Academy Tottenham is a 3-18 academy with a Specialism in Mathematics and Enterprise, judged by Ofsted as 'Outstanding' in 2017. This will be an exciting opportunity to be part of an excellent team who will develop and provide outstanding teaching and learning and exceptional outcomes for students. At Harris Academy Tottenham, we have an unwavering belief in the potential of every child. A strong sense of family values underpins our innovative approach to education. As an all-through Academy, we have created a community which encourages parents to be at the centre of their children’s education. We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, smart uniform and good manners with the best of modern teaching and technology. As part of our specialism in Mathematics, we work with specialist leaders in education and some of the UK’s top universities to focus on developing pupils’ mathematical skills. We want to ensure that your child has the skills to compete on the world stage.

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:

A successful Teaching Assistant who is able to raise and sustain high standards;
An innovative and creative practitioner with a drive and passion to ensure all students achieve;
Enthusiasm for working with a range of students with differing needs and abilities;
Initiative and a keenness to be involved in all aspects of the academy life;
A Teaching Assistant who is able to enthuse and inspire students;
A proven track record of good working relationships and professionalism;
Confidence in working independently with small groups of students.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

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.

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 Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size 1016 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Tottenham website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harristottenham.org.uk
Contact phone number 020 3772 4243

About Harris Academy Tottenham

About Harris Academy Tottenham

Harris Academy Tottenham opened in September 2014. As an all-through school, it has begun with a Reception in its Primary phase and a Year 7 in its Secondary phase. These phases will grow by a year group each September until it reaches full capacity and it will also have a Sixth Form.

Our Academy is based on an ethos of excellence, encouraging students to fulfil our high expectations through a dedicated and committed approach. We combine the hallmarks of a traditional Secondary education with a progressive curriculum in our brand new facilities.

Academy Ethos

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we instil an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning, through our Academy values. These are:

To ENDEAVOUR is to strive for your goals, through maintaining the highest expectations of ourselves.
To ENJOY is to take delight and pleasure in the learning process; To gain a feeling of success through relentless passion and drive.
To EXCEL is to achieve your full potential, through mastery of concepts and an ambition to be the best you can be.
At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.

Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas.

Having been recognised as ‘Outstanding’ by OFSTED in June 2017, we are excited to have new members of staff join us in delivering transformative learning experiences. The inspectors commented that ‘learning is the business of the day’ and that sentiment underpins all that we do. Since then, the school continues to grow and strive for the highest standards.

“At our Academy, children will develop their academic scholarship alongside their character; becoming citizens who are a credit to their local community. We provide an extensive extracurricular programme to allow students to develop as a well-rounded person, ready and prepared to embark upon whichever pathway they desire. That is only possible through the partnership that exists between families and colleagues and partners at the academy. We are incredibly proud of the close relationships that develop between colleagues, parents, governors and pupils, and indeed they are central to all that we do.” Lawrence Foley, Principal

Why work at Harris Academy Tottenham?

The opportunity to work a new and exciting academy, judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
A calm, well-disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
Excellent prospects for future promotion
A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best

School location

Ashley Road, London, N17 9LN

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