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Teaching Assistant

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, Croydon, Surrey

Job details

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

Job summary

We are looking to appoint an inspirational and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our team, supporting the class teacher and children.

The advertised salary is the full-time equivalent, and will be adjusted pro rata based on a term-time only contract (37.5 hours per week, 39 weeks a year).

Your opportunity

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we want passionate, engaging teachers. We believe that embedding a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and curiousity is ample to inspiring our pupils. Our teaching team are a supportive, friendly bunch all dedicated to doing the best they can in developing a thriving learning environment. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of - apply now.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your careerwhatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader. Our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSLprogrammesto help you achieve your goals. Your ambitions are ample to the growing success of our academies, maintaining this means putting your ambitions first with a strong career progressive culture.Join us in our mission in cultivating 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.

Interviews will be conducted as and when applications are received. Once we have recruited, this role will be withdrawn.

We are looking for:

An excellent practitioner with a creative approach
Someone with high expectations of both themselves and their pupils
An innovative and highly motivated person
Commitment to ongoing professional development
An excellent communicator and team player
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way?

Superb facilities, including a well-equipped outdoor provision, as well as large indoor classrooms at a brand new, purpose built school.
Exceptional professional development opportunities
A warm, friendly staff team and engaging, enthusiastic, well-behaved children
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

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 https://www.harriscareers.org.uk/372/why-work-for-us-4/our-benefits-3 to find out more.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
158 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Ofsted report
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About Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way opened in 2016 with its first cohort of Reception children and their families, and now educates children from Reception to Year 2. Since 2017, the academy has been based in purpose built, three storey building, with state of the art technology and resources and facilities to support the school on its journey to Outstanding. Harris Primary Academy Purley Way will grow year on year to provide classes from Reception to Year 6 and offer three forms of entry by 2022.

School location

47 Propeller Crescent, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4FE

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