Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Chobham, London, E20 1BD

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 December 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 September 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

Grade 2 Pt 3 (Inner London): £22,608 FTE

Actual salary

£18,921.16 + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

Teaching Assistant job summary

We are looking for a Secondary Teaching Assistant to join our SEND department. The Special Educational and Disabilities (SEND) department comprises the SENDCo, Assistant Inclusion Manager, Specialist Assessor, Speech and Language Therapist, Administrator, SEN teacher, four school counsellors, HLTA and nine teaching assistants. We are a vibrant, creative and highly skilled team, committed to engendering inclusion, progression, positive experiences, a sense of affinity and self-worth for all children and young people. We recognise individual aptitude and desires and our values and vision provide equal and appropriate opportunities to all. In order to achieve this, students may receive support from a member of the SEND team and/or external professionals, with whom we collaborate in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Where intensive support is required, students may work in small group settings for a proportion of their timetable. We facilitate a variety of social and academic targeted interventions. All students with SEND are given the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of school life. Main Areas of Responsibility To ensure all students identified for support are given every opportunity to access the curriculum To use a provision map that supports each identified student’s learning and progres To highlight individual student’s learning needs to the class teacher and agree how he/she will be supported in each less Assist teacher in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activiti Monitor identified students’ in lesson Providing teachers with feedback on participation and progress. Support identified students to engage with the learning objectives set for the lesso Plan with teachers the role they will take in the lesson, preparing resources that meet the students’ needs and interest Use Chobham Academy’s behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environme Support identified students to make progress through strategies agreed in teacher-TA contracts”. Support identified students in tutor group time, with reading interventions or other learning activiti To assist other students in the class group as appropriat To facilitate targeted interventions for students with SEND. To maintain updated records of students with SEND. Qualifications & Experience Qualifications at A*-C in GCSE Maths, English and Science. Willingness to undergo relevant training. Experience working with children and young people with SEND in an educational setting. Knowledge of a variety of needs within SEND. Knowledge of a range of barriers of learning, including additional needs. Education to degree level or equivalent. Knowledge of Microsoft software. Basic knowledge of first aid. Some knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds. 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 Chobham

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
School size
2042 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18
Contact phone number
0203 747 6060

Chobham opened in 2013 as part of the highly successful Harris group of Academies. Our 3-18 ‘all-through’ Academy is a world class educational legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex in Stratford, Chobham serves a new community of 3000 homes along with established communities in Newham. In July 2015, Chobham was graded as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted.

Stratford is one of the most rapidly developing parts of London. As well as new housing, and the Olympic legacy sports facilities, the area is becoming home to some of the country’s leading cultural organisations including additional locations for Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V and A Museum. These organisations form part of the exciting arts quarter quickly growing in the area.

High tech industries in computing and robotics are also to be found locally as this progressive industrial sector takes root in east London. Universities including University College London (UCL) are at the forefront of this innovation.

Chobham Academy is keen to further develop relationships with these new organisations (along with well-established local centres of excellence like the renowned Stratford Theatre).

We are also very fortunate to have superb transport links making Stratford one of the most easily accessible parts of London. Chobham Academy is 15-minute walk from Stratford underground station (10 minutes into the City of London on the Central Line) and five minute walk from Stratford International station (a six-minute journey from St. Pancras). There is also a DLR station at Stratford International.

Chobham is a vibrant, culturally diverse and happy inner-city community. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing with them a breadth of talents and experiences. Chobham students are friendly, welcoming and eager to learn. They are ambitious to make the most of their abilities both at school and beyond. Our students have enormous potential and respond enthusiastically to their teachers.

We also have a fantastic staff team with a great blend of youth and experience. Chobham staff are committed to our students and to supporting and learning from one another. There is an outstanding professional development programme across the Harris Federation and our staff benefit from both in house and inter-school training activities. We also have additional expertise on hand from the Harris Consultancy Team who are available to offer guidance across the curriculum.

We do hope that you apply for a role with us and look forward to meeting you if you are invited to interview.

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