Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    25 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Term time
Contract type
Permanent
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade 3 (Outer London): £22,185-£22,587 FTE
Actual salary
£19,057.77-£19,403.10 + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional Harris Benefits

Job summary

Inspire our little learners at Harris Primary Academy Croydon. We are currently looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our thriving academy team.

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, 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.
Qualifications & Experience
Educated 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

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 must be made online via the apply 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 3 to 11
Education phase
Primary
School size
509 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
020 8689 7688

About Harris Primary Academy Croydon

Harris Primary Academy Croydon is an inclusive primary academy in Croydon for children aged three to eleven. We provide a happy, caring and supportive environment focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for our children.

School location

Thomson Crescent, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 3JT

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