This job expired on 27 June 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 June 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Grade 2 Point 3-4 (Inner London): £16,204.30-£16,931.85 actual salary (based on £22,002-£22,398 FTE)

Job summary

 Harris Academy Morden is currently looking to appoint a dynamic and energetic Teaching Assistant to join their thriving academy.

Your opportunity

We are 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. Your responsibilities will include:


  • Assisting in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports each identified student’s learning needs.

  • Assisting in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities.

  • Providing detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ achievement, progress and needs.

  • Leading small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.

  • Attending to the students’ personal needs where required, and implementing related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

  • Supporting with behaviour management.

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 central team or in one of our other academies. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to 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 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

  • Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment

  • 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

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. 
 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
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.
Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
Read our Diversity and Equality Notice 

Additional allowances

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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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
857 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
info@harrismorden.org.uk
Contact phone number
020 8687 1157

About Harris Academy Morden

Although Harris Academy Morden was established in 2012, it builds on more than 20 years of experience within the Harris Federation and an exceptional track record in London education.
The Academy site is a huge site with close to 6 acres of school buildings, sports halls, gymnasium, all weather pitches, tennis courts and large playing fields / athletic track thus providing excellent facilities. The Academy has a limit of 900 places across Year 7-11. We are unlike other schools; we do not want to expand at this moment in time, in fact we wish to remain small for as long as possible! This will ensure a small school where your child is known to staff and a caring environment can be provided.
The Academy is traditional in our approach to discipline and uniform, yet forward-thinking and at the cutting edge of curriculum development. If you visit Harris Academy Morden, you will see students who treat each other with care and respect, teachers who are trained and resourced to inspire the best in every class they teach and a highly experienced leadership team with a track record of developing outstanding schools. Everything is in place for Harris Academy Morden to have an outstanding future.
Academy Ethos:
Harris Academy Morden is a modern and innovative Academy. We are a totally inclusive Academy who promote the traditional British and global values of good manners, hard work, excellent behaviour and smart uniform.   The Academy motto is: ‘Courage, Challenge and Success’.
Courage: Students will be expected to show resilience and have the determination to persist even when things are difficult. Staff will develop this trait over time through high expectations, modelling and our PSHE programme. Students and staff will be encouraged to also ‘do the right thing’ and have the courage to ‘defend the weak’ and ‘speak up’ for what is right and wrong.
Challenge: Students will be expected to challenge themselves and have high aspirations. Students must be brave enough to challenge themselves, try new things and embrace the opportunities the Academy will offer during curriculum time and the extensive extra-curricular programme. Students and staff will be encouraged to challenge what they know is not true or fair and ‘speak up’.
Success: This is for all students. Success does not come cheaply. Parents and staff must work together with students who demonstrate courage and challenge to ensure that everybody succeeds. We aspire for all of our students to be prepared to succeed in the 21st century, to have the qualifications to open any door and the human conviction to achieve the life that they wish to lead. Students and staff will be encouraged to succeed personally but help others to do so as well.
Why work at Harris Academy Morden?​ 


  • Flexible working considered for the right candidate 

  • Staff well-being is at the heart of our academy. We have a sensible marking policy, organised marking sessions to give staff time to mark and a two week October half term holiday 

  • Ofsted 2018 ‘There is a low turnover of staff and their morale is high’ 


School location

Lilleshall Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6DU

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