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Teaching Assistant

Harris Primary Academy Merton, Mitcham, Surrey

Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Primary
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Grade 2 (Inner London): £17,768 actual pro rata salary

Job summary

We are currently looking for a hard-working, reliable teaching assistant to support the delivery of a high quality, accessible curriculum across our school.

Your opportunity

Passionate about inspiring young people? Join us at Harris Primary Merton and inspire our lively little learners. Our dedicated team provides a supportive network both onsite as well as support across the Federation to ensure all our staff feel encouraged to do their best.

The successful candidate will assist with the implementation of a high quality learning provision at all times, working in partnership with parents/carers and other professionals to ensure all children reach their full potential. 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 Merton, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

We are looking for:

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.

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 full details.

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 Academy
Education phase Primary
School size 523 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 11
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Contact email info@harrisprimarymerton.org.uk

About Harris Primary Academy Merton

Harris Primary Academy Merton is a primary academy for local children aged two to 11. We opened in September 2014 and were rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2017. It is our belief that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at school and that through expert teaching and support all pupils can achieve to a high standard. We have a nursery available for a capacity of 60 children and are a 2 form entry school for children in Pre School through to Year 6. We also have an additional resource base for 20 children who are diagnosed with Autism. We want all of our children to have a truly enjoyable experience at school. Our pupils’ achievements are celebrated every day in their lessons and we are proud that they are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Merton?

Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted: “The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of the work of leaders and staff. Morale is high. The staff team is fully behind the principal’s vision and has helped develop a culture where high expectations of work and behaviour are the norm."
A school where pupils' achievements are celebrated every day in their lessons
Children who are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn
Part of the Harris Federation, sharing best teaching practice with other Harris academies and building on the Federation's proven track record in the borough
Exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development

School location

Abbotts Road, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1JW