Teacher, SEN specialist
Grade 3 (Inner London): £20,124.69-£20,488.07 actual salary (based on £23,427-£23,850 FTE)
We are looking for an exceptional, experienced teaching assistant to join the dedicated team at Harris Academy Clapham.
Harris Academy Clapham is now open! Join us in making a difference.
This role is about working with students, staff and other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for our students who have SEN support needs and/or an EHCP. The ability to help students with their speech and language, literacy and numeracy will be vital. The focus at Clapham is on teaching and learning in the classroom. You may also need to give 1-1 or small group support.
Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Clapham South tube stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth and serve a disadvantaged but aspirational community. Your work will have the power to transform life opportunities where it is needed most.
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our Harris Academy Clapham or in one of our 49 academies.
What we are looking for:
The successful candidate will:
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.
- Be educated to degree level or equivalent; ideally, you will also hold Level 3 ELKLAN Award in Knowledge and Practice to support the communication skills of 11-16s.
- Have secure and up-to-date knowledge of SEND, in particular SLCN, SPLD and ASD and of the range of support and advice available to parents and students who have SEND.
- Have training in safeguarding.
- Have at least two years’ experience working and supporting students with SEND (specifically with SLCN and SPLD)
- Have experience of creating successful strategies that engage students, including those who have fallen behind or are reluctant to learn
- Have experience of working with and advising teachers to support students, with parents, agencies and professionals who support students with SEND, and with students who have an EHCP
- Have some experience of supporting students who have more complex SLCN, SPLD and/or ASD needs.
- Ideally, have knowledge of the National Curriculum, particularly at Key Stage 3, and of literacy intervention programmes.
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.
Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values
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.
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Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
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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.
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Free School, ages 11 to 16
193 pupils enrolled
11 to 16
About Harris Academy Clapham
Harris Academy Clapham is an 11-16 school for 975 students. Our vision of ‘Everything is possible’ encapsulates the opportunity we offer our students and staff to become the best they can possibly be. As a newly opened secondary school, this allows us to shape a curriculum firmly rooted in subject discipline while embedding values of integrity, honesty and being global citizens. Our students are both curious and tenacious about their own learning – as are you. Our purpose-built building has state-of-the-art specialist facilities that include design technology, all the performing and creative arts as well as dedicated science and PE areas.
Located within easy reach of both Clapham Common and Brixton underground stations, Harris Academy Clapham is at the heart of Lambeth.
We are a fantastic and ambitious new school that opened to our first group of Year 7 students in September 2020. The school is for boys and girls, of mixed ability and aged from years 11 to 16.The academy is in a brand new and state-of-the-art building. We are fully equipped to ensure that our teachers have access to the resources that they need to teach their subject to the highest level. Our teachers are experts in their fields – they have a deep subject knowledge that enables them to support, challenge and enthuse their students.
We will work closely with Harris Clapham Sixth Form (opening in September 2021), ensuring that our students are able to move on to the best A-level and vocational teaching available in London.
Our students are polite, well-rounded and academically successful young people, ready for the challenges that await them. Our students appreciate and demonstrate that they have:
The academy offers a fully broad and balanced curriculum, particularly celebrating and championing the importance of learning a modern foreign language. Students have a wider range of ways to learn about the different cultures and customs of countries around the world.Our students leave us each day with a deep sense of achievement – ready to excel in the further challenges of life that lie ahead of them. In summary, ‘everything is possible’
- endeavour – to relish challenge, never give up and learn to take sensible risks
- self-belief – to believe that they can and will go on to achieve their ambitions
- honesty – act with integrity, treating others the way they would like to be treated
- excellence – not settling for second best or for the easiest option
- have a global view – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better place.