Teaching Assistant

Harris Academy Purley, South Croydon, Surrey

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Job details

Job role Teacher
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Grade 2 (Outer London): £20,835-£21,210 (FTE)

Job summary

We are looking for enthusiastic teaching assistants who are passionate about education and working with children and young people to support teaching and learning at the academy.

Your opportunity

Responsibilities will include supporting students with a variety of needs to access the curriculum and raise their achievement; preparing and supporting the use of resources; developing students' study and organisational skills; and supporting a positive culture for learning within the classroom.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 Purley, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

The full-time equivalent salary for this role is £20,835-£21,210. This will be adjusted pro rata based on a term-time only contract (38 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week).

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:

Excellent numeracy and literacy skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
The ability to work well in a team
Someone who is proactive in meeting students' needs
Good organisation skills
A commitment to contributing to the overall ethos and aims of the academy.
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Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. 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 further information.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1142 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Academy Purley website (opens in a new window)
Contact email careers@harrisfederation.org.uk

About Harris Academy Purley

Harris Academy Purley is an oversubscribed 11-19 co-educational academy with currently 1050 students on roll, situated on the Croydon/Surrey border. Open since September 2009, we are judged Outstanding by Ofsted, and moved into a state-of-the-art new building in September 2012.

We are a happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat on another with care and respect, combining traditional values of discipline and good manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. The academy’s leadership team and staff share an expectation that each and every student who joins Harris Academy Purley achieves his or her “personal best”. With an emphasis on Enterprise, the academy strives each and every day to create a culture and ethos which promotes curiosity, initiative and leadership in all our young people.

School location

Kendra Hall Road, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6DT