- Job role
- Teaching assistant
- Key stages
- Early years, KS1, KS2
- Working pattern
- Term time
39 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week
- Contract type
- Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
- Grade 2 (Outer London): £21,408-£21,795 FTE
- Actual salary
Inspire the lively little learners at Harris Primary Academy Orpington! We are looking to appoint 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.
Main Areas of Responsibility
As Teaching Assistant, your responsibilities include:
To supervise and provide particular support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
To assist 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.
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.
Qualifications & Experience
Educated to degree level or equivalent
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.
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.
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.
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.More on how to apply (opens in new tab)
- School type
- Academy, ages 5 to 11
- Education phase
- School size
- 345 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 5 to 11
About Harris Primary Academy Orpington
Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a 2 form entry primary academy, also encompassing an attached specialist provision for 20 pupils with high levels of special educational needs, serving an enriched and diverse community.
The academy is set within extensive playing fields and has a gymnasium, three playgrounds and woodland, which staff make full use of to deliver the curriculum.
Our aim is to provide our pupils with a well-rounded and enjoyable education that ensures each child succeeds academically, physically and emotionally - preparing them for life in an ever-changing world. We have identified six shared values, which we develop with the children throughout the academic year: Respect, Unity, Cooperation, Aspiration, Responsibility and Integrity.
Our evolving curriculum has been designed to challenge and inspire the children; exposing them to a wide variety of exciting experiences including visits, events, sports, music and drama but also time to reflect and respond. As a result, our children develop excellent behaviour and social skills while they learn.
We have a list of '100 things' that we would like every child to have undertaken throughout their primary education. This includes simple things like walking barefoot on a beach and flying a kite to visiting ten London landmarks and performing in a concert. We hope these activities will ensure that the children are exposed to a well balanced, wide and rich curriculum - preparing them for their secondary education and future lives.