This job expired on 22 July 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    22 July 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 May 2021

Job details

Job role
Early years, KS1, KS2, Primary
Working pattern
Contract type
Grade 2 (Inner London): £18,921.16 actual salary (based on £22,608 FTE)

Job summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our collaborative and growing academy team as a Teaching Assistant.

Your opportunity

This is an exciting position, which could offer excellent career progression and development. The purpose of your role will be to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment, with responsibilities including:

Assisting 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.
Assisting in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities.
Leading small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
Attending to the students’ personal needs where required.
Supporting with behaviour management
Undertaking structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
Assisting with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty.
Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of students’ work.
Preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use.
Providing clerical/admin support as required e.g. photocopying, typing, filing.
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 East Dulwich, 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:

Ideally the person we are looking for will have the minimum of a Level 3 equivalent qualification, be passionate about education and have a flair for working with young people. The position would also suit a university graduate interested in gaining initial classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant, or those looking to start a career path in Teaching. The successful candidate will have:

Education to degree level or equivalent, ideally with a degree in English, maths or science
Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours, and of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
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.

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.

Additional allowances

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 details.

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
394 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
0203 772 4573

About Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich

About Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2014 as a two-form entry primary school and is now well established the community, housed our brand new modern, bright building educating five year groups up to Year 4. Our academy warm, welcoming place work learn, situated right heart of Dulwich, on vibrant Lordship Lane. In May 2017, was judged be outstanding all areas by Ofsted July 2017 first Free School country achieve UNICEF’s Rights Respecting Award at Level 1. Children lie what we do Dulwich. We are happy, ambitious inclusive school, reflecting rich diversity families area. were delighted when us 'outstanding' areas. one Dulwich’s newest schools part The Federation Schools which has an track record high standards. graded OUTSTANDING OFSTED. vision - Achieving Success Together recognises importance relationship between home children’s development. Parents/carers welcome partners their child’s education there strong parent group who hard promote raise funds support learning. provide learning environment nurtures supports children. Pupils encouraged responsible for learning, grow confidence become independent. recognition this area, received UNICEF's 2017. offer exciting engaging curriculum where teachers pupils together ensure quality experiences that enable every pupil very best. This includes well-structured lessons, opportunities learn play musical instrument, use technologies, outside classroom through educational visits away from residential trips Key Stage 2. Why Dulwich? Excellent professional development opportunities; An ambitious, successful work, with superb facilities; bright, confident eager learn; A supportive working culture focuses positive behaviour expectations children; senior leadership team committed developing others.

School location

173 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8HA

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