2 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Grade 2 (Outer London): £18,859.62-£19,200.56 actual salary (based on £21,408-£21,795 FTE)

Job summary

 We are looking for enthusiastic teaching assistants who are passionate about education and working with children and young people to support teaching and learning at the academy.

Your opportunity

Responsibilities will include supporting students with a variety of needs to access the curriculum and raise their achievement; preparing and supporting the use of resources; developing students’ study and organisational skills; and supporting a positive culture for learning within the classroom. As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Academy Purley, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

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:


  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to work well in a team 

  • Someone who is proactive in meeting students’ needs

  • Good organisation skills

  • A commitment to contributing to the overall ethos and aims of the academy. 

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 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.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1209 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact email
info@harrispurley.org.uk
Contact phone number
0208 681 1141

About Harris Academy Purley

 Harris Academy Purley is an oversubscribed 11-19 co-educational Academy with currently 1000 students on roll, situated on the Croydon/Surrey border with excellent transport to central London, Surrey and the south coast. Open since September 2009, we were judged Outstanding. The Academy moved into a £20 million state-of-the-art new building in September 2012. Harris Purley offers specialisms in Enterprise and Sport using its extensive playing fields. Our sixth form provision is expanding with increasing numbers of students taking Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Student progress is in the top 10% nationally.
We are a happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect. The Academy combines traditional values of discipline and good-manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology.
Academy Ethos:
Harris Academy Purley is a school where students are given the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their personal best. By the time they leave the Academy, we want our young people to be happy and educated with the desire and drive to succeed. This means:


  • Each student gets the individual care and attention they need to thrive and achieve their personal best.

  • Teachers bring learning alive and class sizes are kept as small as possible.

  • Students participate in a broad range of after-school activities.

  • All students contribute to Academy life by taking on positions of responsibility. This may, for example, be through directing an Academy play, captaining a sports team or playing in a band.

  • Everyone works together to maintain a happy, safe and orderly environment. We instil mutual respect between students and staff and have zero tolerance of bullying in any form.

  • We promote high expectations and set standards of excellence. Staying on for Sixth Form is encouraged so that it becomes the norm, not the exception. Our Sixth Form is being run in conjunction with the Harris Sixth form.

 

School location

Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DT

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