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Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Wimbledon, London, SW19 2JY

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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    28 November 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 3 (Inner London): £26,193-£26,625 FTE

Additional allowances

Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Harris Academy Wimbledon is looking for a Teaching Assistant to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. The successful candidate will have a basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Qualifications to degree level or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers
  • Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
  • Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace
  • Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students
  • Experience of establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels
  • Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an excellent standard of written and spoken English
  • Good administrative and organisational skills
  • Ability to interest, encourage, motivate and engage children
  • Ability to work as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
  • Computer literate – must have good ICT skills including a working knowledge of MS packages e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel etc, as well as using and updating records and databases
  • Ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised
  • Flexibility of approach to work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; having tact and diplomacy where necessary


What the school offers its staff

Harris Academy Wimbledon opened in September 2018. We are a brand new, co-educational 11-18 school for the High Path area. We currently have 900 students in year 7-11 and will open a 6th form in September 2023.

Harris Academy Wimbledon promotes high levels of academic achievement across the curriculum, encourages participation in extra-curricular opportunities and empowers students to make decisions wisely. The curriculum is rich, diverse and personalised ensuring every student achieves his or her true potential. Academic success goes hand-in hand with a rich variety of enrichment and extra-curricular activities; these help foster a spirit of aspiration, resilience and joy in learning.

Professional learning is at the heart of academy the academy, supporting all staff in their development. The academy has a growth mindset approach where industry and commitment are seen as cultural virtues. Development of resilience, self esteem, managing risks/consequences and the ability to work effectively together all form a key part of the pastoral provision.

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 a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan, electric car scheme, 26 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays) for non term-time only employees, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your role will be:
  • To supervise and provide particular support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations
  • To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies
  • To assist in evaluating identified students' progress through agreed assessment activities.
  • To provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students' achievement, progress and needs.
  • To lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
  • To attend to the students' personal needs where required, and implement related personal programmes
  • To support with behaviour management
  • To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment.
  • Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate
  • To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty.
  • To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.
  • To be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • To support students with their learning and development in respect of local and national learning strategies
  • To encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • To set challenging and demanding expectations, promoting self-esteem and independence.
  • To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of students' work.
  • To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use.
  • To undertake student record keeping as requested.
  • To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers, gathering and reporting information as directed.
  • To provide clerical/admin support as required e.g. photocopying, typing, filing.
  • To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources as appropriate.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About Harris Academy Wimbledon

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
672 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
020 3962 4300

School location

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