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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    27 June 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Grade 3 (Outer London): £16,339-£16,635 actual salary (based on £22,185-£22,587 FTE)

Job summary

 We are looking for teaching assistants to join our outstanding team at Harris Academy Greenwich.

Your opportunity

The successful candidate will support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. The purposes 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, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.

  • To support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with academy policy. 

  • To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment.

  • To 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 Greenwich, 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. The successful candidate will have:


  • Qualifications to degree level or equivalent

  • Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers

  • 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.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification. 
 Next Steps

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.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits
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.
Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values
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.

Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
Diversity and Equality

We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
Read our Diversity and Equality Notice 

Additional allowances

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package. 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.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1146 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
020 8859 0133

About Harris Academy Greenwich

 Harris Academy Greenwich is not just an excellent school.

It is much more than that.

Harris Academy Greenwich is a happy and successful inner-city London 11-18 school with a thriving 6th Form, and a brand new state-of-the-art building.  It is a school where we are as passionate about developing our staff as we are about developing our students.
Our staff are dedicated to transforming the lives of our students, providing them with not only the best possible academic outcomes, but with the experiences and guidance that will help them become resilient, resourceful, reflective and emotionally intelligent young adults.
The Academy prides itself on its modern, student-centred approach to education, but with traditional values of respect and discipline at its core. With academic outcomes consistently in the top 10% of schools in the country, it is a school carving out a new story for its students and our local community.
However impressive our results, we will get to know your child not as a statistic, but as a student with hopes and dreams that we have a moral responsibility to help make a reality.How do we get such great results from our students? Well, we certainly don’t play admissions games, or try to trick the system with our results. We just ensure that all our staff are passionate about transforming our students’ lives, regardless of their ability or backgrounds. After all, what else are we here for?
Our mission - Why we do what we do
In this corner of South East London we have a clear mission: to run a great school which offers every child, regardless of circumstance, the chance to thrive both personally and academically.We make no apology for believing a key part to a happy and fulfilled life is a great set of exam results. They are the currency which students require to progress to next stage of their education. No amount of celebrity disapproval or stories of success against the odds will convince us otherwise. Results matter to our community.
We know that academic progress is critical to our students enjoying lives of choice and opportunity but that they also need to develop the content of their character and have a range of rich experiences which they will never forget. We want to help students have warm hearts and cool heads so that they are ready for the challenges of adolescence and ultimately adulthood. In short, we want our students to live well.
Our students are very proud to be a part of our school community because they know that this is a place where they can Step into their Greatness.“I absolutely love working at Harris Academy Greenwich. Every day is different, yet I always laugh and smile. The pupils and teachers are incredible and both want to be challenged. The support system they have in place for new teachers and existing teachers is overwhelming. Harris academy has inspired me to become an outstanding teacher, and in turn, inspire the pupils around me.”LAURA FITZSIMMONS, PE TEACHER Why work at Harris Academy Greenwich?
Our staff often refer to their departments as ‘a family’.  They came up with 20 reasons why staff should work here...there were more, but we couldn’t fit 27 on one page.  Check them out and our ‘About Us’ video on the school website: www.harrisgreenwich.org.uk “This is a great school. My colleagues are the best I have worked with. All across the school we have fantastic teachers, leaders and professionals who are hard-working, supportive and inspirational. The students are great, the school systems are slick and everything just works.”  Dan, Lead Practitioner.  Forget what you’ve heard about big, bad Federations. This is a school that really tries to keep staff morale high, that gives you a sense of purpose, a sense of autonomy, a sense of trust and continual support and challenge to achieve mastery.  Come pay us a visit and see for yourself.We look forward to meeting you. If you would like a completely confidential chat with the Principal, please contact Ben Keely direct by email: b.keely@harrisgreenwich.org.ukTo apply or to arrange a visit, please contact the HR Manager, Nicky Butler on n.butler@harrisgreenwich.org.uk
Harris Greenwich: Step into your Greatness 

School location

Middle Park Avenue, London, SE9 5EQ

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