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Teaching Assistant

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham, Beckenham, Kent

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Primary
Working pattern Part-time only
Salary Grade 2 (Outer London): £19,896-£19,935 FTE (£9,299 actual salary)

Job summary

Inspire the young minds of Harris Primary Academy Beckenham. We are currently looking for a part-time Teaching Assistant to join us term time only at our thriving primary Academy on a fixed-term contract.

Your opportunity

The roles will include responsibilities such as supporting children’s learning, undertaking playground duties, preparing resources and assisting the class teacher.

You will be expected to uphold the policies of the school and support the school ethos. It would be beneficial to have experience of at least 6 months of working with children in a Primary school or a similar setting. You will need to be a good team player, be proactive and be able to act on your own initiative. This position could also be suitable for a university graduate looking to gain experience to do a teaching qualification with School Direct.

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 Primary Academy Beckenham, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team. Join us in our missionto cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

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. Please apply if:

You have experience of working in a classroom in a school or educational setting
You can confidently use ICT
You can read and write fluently and are confident in maths
You have self confidence, common sense and maturity
You have a good sense of humour and can communicate effectively
You are adaptable and enthusiastic

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.

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.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Primary
School size 279 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Harris Primary Academy Beckenham website (opens in a new window)
Contact email info@harrisprimarybeckenham.org.uk

About Harris Primary Academy Beckenham

As children begin their education, we want to make their first school years as enjoyable as possible and develop in them a real enthusiasm for learning. We will lay the foundations for a successful academic career, which means developing the core skills of reading, writing, and maths from day one. We work closely with our parents to establish a strong and committed parent body with whom we can work in partnership to help our academy flourish.

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham opened in 2015 with its first two Reception classes of 20 children each, and now educates children from Reception to Year 3. The response in the local area was very supportive and we took an additional 46 Reception children in September 2016. In January 2017, we moved into our brand new, purpose-built building, offering state of the art equipment and facilities. Each year we will take an additional 60 children into Reception year until the school is full in 2021.

Our academy is situated in a quiet, residential area with large landscaping and grounds just opposite Kelsey Park inBeckenham. We are looking for someone who wishes to join our group of friendly staff to personally develop and grow alongside our academy. At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham there are teachers, teaching assistants and support staff. All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently happy and safe.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham?

A genuine opportunity to make a difference
High quality support and CPD to ensure that you are successful
An exciting, well organised and vibrant environment in which to work.
A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best
Enthusiastic staff, committed to raising standards
A vibrant multi-lingual and multi-cultural school community

School location

Manor Way, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3SJ