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Teaching Assistant (Secondary)

Harris Academy Battersea, London

Job details

Job role
Teacher, SEN specialist
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Grade 3 (Inner London): £23,427-£23,850 FTE; Actual Salary £19,606.60-£19,960.62

Job summary

Harris Academy Battersea is seeking to appoint teaching assistants to work with students who have EHCPs and are on the SEND register.

Your opportunity

We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals who want to be a part of transforming SEND education in London.

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 career whether in our central team or in one of our other academies. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to 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. You will:

Be a driven and passionate person
Have the ability to learn from feedback and strive to be the best
Hold high expectations and an unwavering belief that every child can achieve
Demonstrate commitment to working in partnership with students, teachers, parents and the community
Have the ability to motivate students
Be a calm, well organised and self-confident person with excellent communication skills
Show commitment to your own professional development
For a full job description and person specification, please download the job pack.

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.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

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 via the job link 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
Secondary
School size
1003 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
020 7622 0026

About Harris Academy Battersea

Harris Academy Battersea is modern and innovative, but with old-fashioned values. Its aim is to shape the lives of students by providing them with the best possible academic outcomes from outstanding courses and – crucially – the experiences and guidance that will help them become resilient, resourceful, reflective and respectful, emotionally intelligent global citizens.

About Harris Academy Battersea:

Harris Academy Battersea will be in its fifth academic year in 2018-19 and has established itself as one of the highest performing schools in London, judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted in 2018. In 2017, it was awarded the Evening Standard School of the Year as well as being named one of the Sunday Times Top 20 Schools in the country. In 2016-17, it was ranked 4th highest school in England for pupil progress and the top non-selective school nationally and achieved a provisional figure of +1.40 for Progress 8 in 2018-19: nearly three times higher than the +0.5 threshold set by OfSTED for 'Outstanding'.

Why work at Harris Academy Battersea?

People who choose to work with children are choosing a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team that deals with both behaviour and homework detentions does so to make sure that our staff are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.

Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that our values and ideals take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.

School location

401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP

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