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Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Morden, Morden, Surrey

Job details

Job role Teacher
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Grade 2: £16,650-£16,951 pro rata (FTE £22,608-£23,016)

Job summary

Harris Academy Morden is currently looking to appoint a dynamic and energetic Teaching Assistant to join their thriving academy.

Your opportunity

We are 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.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career whether in our central team or in one of our other academies. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

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.

An engaging person with the ability to interest, encourage and motivate students when supporting their learning and development
An excellent team worker, who can work closely with class teachers and support them with their planning, preparation, and assessment activities
A person with the ability to support individual pupils, groups, or whole classes to help them make excellent progress
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Academy Morden?

Flexible working considered for the right candidate
Staff well-being is at the heart of our academy. We have a sensible marking policy, organised marking sessions to give staff time to mark and a two week October half term holiday
Ofsted 2018 'There is a low turnover of staff and their morale is high'
The Academy is traditional in our approach to discipline and has very high expectations for student behaviour.Ofsted 2018 'The behaviour of pupils is outstanding'
Year 11 GCSE results consistently place the Academy in the highest percentile in the country. Ofsted 'Pupils achieve exceptional outcomes in public examinations. Current pupils are making outstanding progress'.
At Harris Academy Morden we pride ourselves on the inclusive approach and caring environment we have developed. Ofsted 2018 'A very strong sense of community is evident throughout the school'.
Located favourably for public transport with good local access to bus, tram and train links to mainline rail and the underground network
Exceptional personal and professional development opportunities across the Harris network
About Harris Academy Morden

Although Harris Academy Morden was established in 2012, it builds on more than 20 years of experience within the Harris Federation and an exceptional track record in London education.

The Academy site is a huge site with close to 6 acres of school buildings, sports halls, gymnasium, all weather pitches, tennis courts and large playing fields / athletic track thus providing excellent facilities. The Academy has a limit of 900 places across Year 7-11. We are unlike other schools; we do not want to expand at this moment in time, in fact we wish to remain small for as long as possible! This will ensure a small school where your child is known to staff and a caring environment can be provided.

The Academy is traditional in our approach to discipline and uniform, yet forward-thinking and at the cutting edge of curriculum development. If you visit Harris Academy Morden, you will see students who treat each other with care and respect, teachers who are trained and resourced to inspire the best in every class they teach and a highly experienced leadership team with a track record of developing outstanding schools. Everything is in place for Harris Academy Morden to have an outstanding future.

Academy Ethos:

Harris Academy Morden is a modern and innovative Academy. We are a totally inclusive Academy who promote the traditional British and global values of good manners, hard work, excellent behaviour and smart uniform. The Academy motto is: ‘Courage, Challenge and Success’.

Courage: Students will be expected to show resilience and have the determination to persist even when things are difficult. Staff will develop this trait over time through high expectations, modelling and our PSHE programme. Students and staff will be encouraged to also ‘do the right thing’ and have the courage to ‘defend the weak’ and ‘speak up’ for what is right and wrong.

Challenge: Students will be expected to challenge themselves and have high aspirations. Students must be brave enough to challenge themselves, try new things and embrace the opportunities the Academy will offer during curriculum time and the extensive extra-curricular programme. Students and staff will be encouraged to challenge what they know is not true or fair and ‘speak up’.

Success: This is for all students. Success does not come cheaply. Parents and staff must work together with students who demonstrate courage and challenge to ensure that everybody succeeds. We aspire for all of our students to be prepared to succeed in the 21st century, to have the qualifications to open any door and the human conviction to achieve the life that they wish to lead. Students and staff will be encouraged to succeed personally but help others to do so as well.

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.

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.

Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.

Employee benefits

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 more 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.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 860 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Morden website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrismorden.org.uk
Contact phone number 020 8687 1157

About Harris Academy Morden

Harris Academy Morden have a very hard working team of teachers and support staff; they provide a caring and welcoming atmosphere for our students. We are traditional in our approach to discipline and uniform, yet forward thinking and at the cutting edge of curriculum development. The Academy's GCSE results in 2017 place us in the top 1% of schools nationally with a Progress 8 score of +1.01.

School location

Lilleshall Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 6DU

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