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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£27,438

Pay scale

Grade 3 Point 6 (Outer London)

Additional allowances

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

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work within our high performing Academy, working term time only (38 weeks per year).

This is an ideal position for an experienced Teaching Assistant with substantial experience working with students in the classroom and a passion for improving the outcomes of students.

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 effectively with team members across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
  • Good ICT skills, including a working knowledge of Microsoft packages and the ability to update records and databases.
  • Ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised
  • Flexibility of approach to work
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercising tact and diplomacy


What the school offers its staff

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a mixed Academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, with a large sixth form of nearly 400 students. The Academy has three consecutive Outstanding judgments by Ofsted, with the most recent inspection in 2014 finding the Academy to be Outstanding in every aspect. We are a consistently high performing school. Our motto, ‘All Can Achieve' encapsulates our vision that all members of the Academy community are supported and encouraged to achieve their absolute potential. We believe that a well-supported and valued staff body is the key to our success.

We are the ‘Teaching School Hub' for Croydon and Sutton and we are able to offer all teachers an extensive programme of first class professional development. Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is part of the Harris Federation and this enables us to offer you a comprehensive induction programme and training and development opportunities to support your career development including Masters and other qualifications.

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, and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Supervising and supporting identified students in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning in a purposeful and supportive learning environment.
  • Assisting in developing resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports learning needs.
  • Assisting in evaluating identified students' progress and providing feedback on their achievements, progress and needs.
  • Leading small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
  • Attending to students' personal needs where required.
  • Supporting with behaviour management.
  • Undertaking learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
  • Assisting with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty.
  • Supporting students with their learning and development in respect of local and national learning strategies.
  • Preparing the classroom for lessons, clearing afterwards and assisting with the display of students' work.
  • Preparing and maintaining resources and assisting students in their use.
  • Undertaking record keeping as requested.
  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with parents/carers, gathering and reporting information as directed.
  • Providing administrative support as required.
  • Accompanying teaching staff and students on visits, trips and off site activities as required.


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 young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1271 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
0208 771 2261

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last academic year. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance. Come and see us in action: visits to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 771 2261 or info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

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