Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Merton, Mitcham, Surrey

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Job details

Job role Teacher
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Grade 2 Point 3-4 (Inner London): £18,413.98-£18,745.00 (Actual), £22,002.00-£22,398.00 (FTE)

Job summary

Harris Academy Merton is currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our team of specialists.

Your opportunity

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding colleague to assist SEN students in making exceptional progress in our supportive and forward-thinking Academy. The successful candidate will provide in-class support, deliver interventions and develop resources in order to enhance our provision. The post would suit somebody with previous experience of working in a school or with young adults, who has a keen interest in enabling young people to fulfil their potential.

You will be able to offer the Academy:

Good Literacy and Numeracy skills
Good interpersonal and communication skills
Experience of working with young people in an educational environment
The desire to transform the educational experience for students and create an exceptional place of learning

As a member of our team you would be part of the Harris Federation of Schools which offers a range of opportunities including the Federation Teaching School Alliance. Teaching Assistants with appropriate qualifications have successfully moved on to these programmes after gaining relevant experience in our team.

Academy Ethos:

At Harris Academy Merton we promote the ethos 'Achievement is Success’ and believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate, successful and well-rounded young people.

We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With these core values embedded, we develop our students into confident and capable individuals that have a desire to excel academically and personally now and in the future.

Students are rewarded for developing the right behaviours and attitudes, for trying hard and being persistent, for a courteous and considerate manner, for attending regularly and for achieving their personal best. They are taught the value of hard work and determination.

At Harris Academy Merton, our ethos ‘’Achievement is Success’’ is at the centre of what we do. We support our staff to move forward confidently by encouraging personal development and maintaining an attentive, empathetic environment. Our SLT Team are dedicated specialists and practitioners, ensuring our teachers feel heard and supported in their roles.

As an Academy, we work hard to continue providing high quality education and opportunities for all our students. If you’d like to be part of this, visit us to learn more! We strongly encourage visits as you can see first-hand, how we work and teach from the teachers themselves. As all Harris Academies are completely unique to their Principal’s vision, Harris Academy Merton expels a great sense of vitality and growth under Principal Ms A Samad.

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. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1234 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Merton website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris Academy Merton

About Harris Academy Merton

Harris Academy Merton serves students from Year 7 to Sixth Form, and has twice been judged Outstanding by Ofsted. The current student roll is 1200, with a planned increase in our Year 7 intake over the next two years taking our numbers from 180 to 240 students. Applications for places greatly exceed the places available. The academy is set in seven acres of land, containing five teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy Merton are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 623 1000 or info@harrismerton.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

School location

Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP