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Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Clapham, London, SW4 8LD

This job expired on 21 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    21 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    23 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 3 (Inner London): £23,427-£23,850 FTE

Actual salary

£20,477.76-£20,848.86

Teaching Assistant job summary

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.

Main Areas of Responsibility
support students by:

helping to identify a student’s particular needs in a timely manner, preparing and sharing accurate information as required, for example for teaching staff, specialists, parents and the SENCO
actively planning and working in partnership with the class teacher to enable SEND students, including those with speech and language, SPLD and ASD needs to positively engage in the classroom
demonstrating the subject knowledge needed to help students to access their learning; knowing when to step in and when to step back to support students in the classroom and/or 1-1, helping students to develop their confidence to know and remember their learning as best they can
sharing expertise and skills in understanding the needs of SEN students, working with and helping staff to understand where a student may be struggling to access work
supporting students to find their voice, are able to meet their desired outcomes and are helped for their next steps for example, to develop social skills, independent learning skills
liaising with parents as appropriate (such as telephone calls and attending review meetings) contributing to their positive engagement, advice and guidance
helping them, where needed, to maintain a healthy lifestyle, for example in relation to their hygiene, first-aid, medical, physical and/or personal needs. This could include personal evacuation plans for students with a physical disability
leading and participating in homework clubs or other enrichment activities that may be needed
support students in following instructions and learning to behave well
support teachers by:

helping staff to know how best to meet students’ needs, helping to create speech and language friendly classrooms
actively working together with teachers implementing Quality First Teaching strategies and those strategies on student passports within the ‘Assess, Plan, Do, Review’ framework of the SEND Code of Practice (2014)
actively planning and working collaboratively with the class tutor if required
helping the SENCO, HLTA and leadership group to evaluate and improve provision for SEND
attending advice clinics for staff in relation to particular students
working together with teaching staff to ensure students are able and are completing homework
liaising with relevant staff within the Academy making them aware of problems experienced by students and following through with advice, as appropriate.
Qualifications & Experience
Qualifications, Knowledge & Training

Educated to degree level or equivalent
A secure and up-to-date knowledge of SEND, in particular SLCN, SPLD and ASD.
Knowledge of the range of support and advice available to parents and students who have SEND, particularly those in bullet 2.
Training in safeguarding.
Experience

Of at least two years’ working and supporting students with SEND, specifically in being able to evidence working with SLCN and SPLD.
In creating successful strategies that engage students, including those who have fallen behind or are reluctant to learn
Of working with and advising teachers to support students, for example in quality first teaching
Of working with parents, agencies and professionals who support students with SEND
Of working with students who have an EHCP and being able to evidence progress towards outcomes, particularly literacy
Some experience of supporting students who have more complex SLCN, SPLD and/or ASD needs.
Of helping students with SEN to catch up and keep up
Of the Microsoft office software particularly Excel and Word

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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
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.

Additional allowances

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.

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About Harris Academy Clapham

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
193 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
0204 513 9350

The vision of Harris Academy Clapham is a simple one:

From our opening in September 2020, our academy is a place where ‘everything is possible’. By this we mean that:

every student is supported to fully develop their academic and personal talents. We help students to go on and achieve their dreams
we work with our families to support all our students, including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
we are a supportive part of the Lambeth community, working with our neighbours and others as best we can
every member of staff is supported in becoming the best that they can be, including their future career prospects and ambitions.
It is our vision of ‘everything is possible’ that underpins the five values that staff and students at the academy uphold:

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
having a global view – understanding their place in the world and how they can make it a better one.
A central core of our ethos is to fully develop students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural well-being. We ensure that our students understand their role in making the academy and their community a safer and better place. We do this in a wide variety of ways. including after-school activities, during lessons, school visits and working with a range of external organisations such as local and national charities.

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