• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 June 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Grade 3 Point 5 (Inner London): £20,124 actual salary (based on £23,427 FTE)

Job summary

Harris Academy Bermondsey is currently looking for a hard-working, reliable teaching assistant to support the delivery of a high quality, accessible curriculum across our school.

Your opportunity

The successful candidate will:

Supervise and provide particular support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
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.
Assist in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities.
Provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ achievement, progress and needs.
Lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
Attend to the students’ personal needs where required, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
Support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with academy policy.
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.
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 Bermondsey, in one of our other 49 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:

An engaging person who is able to interest, encourage and motivate young people
A team worker, who is able to work effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
A tactful and diplomatic person with the ability to maintain confidentiality
Qualifications to degree level or equivalent
Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers, and of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, ideally working in a similar role in a school
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Additional allowances

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. Please visit our website for more information.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
851 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0207 237 9316

About Harris Academy Bermondsey

Harris Academy Bermondsey is a girls' school in the heart of London with drive and ambition. Ofsted rates us as Outstanding in every category, and we are passionate about making a difference to the lives of our young women, ensuring that they have every opportunity to succeed by identifying and nurturing each one's individual talents. Our uncompromising but caring approach to education has put us as one of the highest performing schools nationally for student progress and has led to GCSE results that are above the national average.

School location

55 Southwark Park Road, London, SE16 3TZ

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