Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    20 September 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Term time
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade 2 SCP 3 (Outer London): £21,408 FTE
Actual salary
£17,916.85

Job summary

Inspire and transform learning with Harris Academy Falconwood. 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.

About Us
In September 2008 we joined the Harris Federation, a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education. In joining the Harris Federation, we have become part of a family of more than fifty happy and highly successful primary, secondary and sixth form providers in schools across London. Being part of such a successful Federation allows our teachers and leaders to continue to develop their practice.

We pride ourselves in creating a supportive community where our students are offered the best educational experience in order to develop confidence, self-belief and self-drive.

Main Areas of Responsibility
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

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.

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.

Applying for the job

All applications should be made via our website using the online application link.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. 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.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1192 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0208 304 4916

About Harris Academy Falconwood

In September 2008 we joined the Harris Federation, a not-for-profit charity with 25 years of experience in education. In joining the Harris Federation, we have become part of a family of more than forty happy and highly successful primary, secondary and sixth form providers in schools across London. Being part of such a successful Federation allows our teachers and leaders to continue to develop their practice.

We pride ourselves in creating a supportive community where our students are offered the best educational experience in order to develop confidence, self-belief and self-drive.

School location

The Green, Welling, Kent, DA16 2PE

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