Full-time equivalent salary
- Grade 2 (Outer London): £21,783-£22,179 FTE
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.
Teaching Assistant job summary
Inspire and transform learning with us. Harris Academy Rainham is 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.
These are exciting times at Harris Academy Rainham. Since joining the Harris Federation in September 2016 our school has gone from strength to strength. We are an Ofsted rated good school and a member of the Leading Edge Partnership of high performing schools with the SSAT. As a result of our success we are due to open a sixth from provision in September 2023 and an additional resource provision (ARP) for students with ASD in September 2022. We are looking to appoint exceptional teaching assistants, who will work closely with teaching staff and a higher level teaching assistant, to deliver a holistic educational experience to the students in the ARP and support their integration into the mainstream school. Our teaching assistants 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
The purpose of your role will be:
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.
To attend to the students’ personal needs where required.
To support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with academy policy.
To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment.
Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
Qualifications & Experience
Qualifications, Knowledge & Training
Educated to degree level or equivalent
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.
Personal Skills, Abilities & Qualities
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 as part of a team; working effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities.
Computer literate – must have good ICT skills including a working knowledge of MS packages e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel etc, as well as using and updating records and databases.
Ability to work using own initiative, exercising good judgement where unsupervised.
Flexibility of approach to work.
Ability to maintain confidentiality; having tact and diplomacy where necessary.
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.
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, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.
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About Harris Academy Rainham
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- School size
- 906 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
What makes us different:
Our values are at the centre of our school and aren’t simply a slogan on a website.
We have a firm but fair approach to behaviour. This is built on the use of consistent routines and teaching our students how to behave.
We deliver a knowledge rich curriculum that is developed by our staff to meet the needs of our students. The knowledge we teach takes our students beyond their everyday experiences and enables them to see the world differently.
Our leaders are role models, they lead by example, admit mistakes, welcome opinions and love honest conversations.
We are a staff united against educational disadvantage with a fierce determination to show our students the world beyond Havering.
What we can do for you:
Great career progression both within our Academy and the Federation.
Excellent professional development opportunities. As a Leading edge school we have been recognised as being at the forefront of educational thinking and research is central to all we do.
Meaningful measures to manage workload – no graded observations, early finish on a Friday, no onerous marking requirements but sensible feedback policies.
Bespoke support and line management from excellent leaders across the school.
Opportunities for fantastic professional growth as the school develops a sixth from.
A school where subjects are ‘front and centre’ of all we do. The subject determines our pedagogy.