Grade 2 Point 3 (Inner London): £18,921.16 actual salary (based on £22,608 FTE)
Chobham Academy is currently looking to appoint a Secondary Teaching Assistant to join its thriving learning environment. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional looking to start, or continue their career in a rewarding new role.
The Special Educational and Disabilities (SEND) department comprises of the SENDCo, Assistant Inclusion Manager, Speech and Language Therapist, Administrator, SEN teacher, two school counsellors, one HLTA and nine teaching assistants.
We are a vibrant, creative and highly skilled team, committed to engendering inclusion, progression, positive experiences, a sense of affinity and self-worth for all children and young people. We recognise individual aptitude and desires and our values and vision provide equal and appropriate opportunities to all. In order to achieve this, students may receive support from a member of the SEND team and/or external professionals, with whom we collaborate in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. Where intensive support is required, students may work in small group settings for a proportion of their timetable. We facilitate a variety of social and academic targeted interventions. All students with SEND are given the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of school life.
What we are looking for:
You will be committed to the highest achievement for all. You will work closely with the Class Teachers in a supportive role. You will be enthusiastic, have great interpersonal skills, enjoy working as part of a team and want the very best for our students. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional looking to start or continue their career in a rewarding new role.
The successful applicant will:
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack. Being a part of the Harris Federation
- be able to support the class teacher to ensure children make excellent progress
- have high expectations and an unwavering belief in the potential of every child
- want to make a difference to the lives of local children
- possess excellent interpersonal skills
- be committed to working in partnership with teachers, parents and the community
- be a committed team player who enjoys working collaboratively
- be committed to their own professional development
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
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.
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Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
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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 information.
Applying for the job
Please download the Job Pack via the 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 the academy 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.More on how to apply (opens in new tab)
Academy, ages 3 to 18
Primary, Secondary, 16-19
1965 pupils enrolled
3 to 18
About Harris Academy Chobham
Chobham Academy is always on the lookout for inspirational and influential staff. Most of all, we are on the lookout for potential colleagues who like our students and want to help them succeed. We understand that if staff are to give their best to our students over a sustained period of time, then the school needs to provide them with the best deal possible. We want or staff team to be well motivated and well looked after. If your time at Chobham is to be happy, then it needs to be rewarding and professionally fulfilling.
About Chobham Academy:
Chobham Academy opened in September 2013 as part of the Harris Federation. Our 3-18 academy is a world class educational legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex, the academy serves the community newly established in 2,800 new homes, along with existing communities in Newham and Waltham Forest. Chobham Academy is judged "Outstanding" in every category by Ofsted.
Why work at Chobham Academy?
- World-class facilities for learning, leisure and sport, creating a dynamic centre of learning and the hub of the local community
- An all-through Academy, providing unique opportunities for nurturing and developing excellence throughout the local community
- Inclusive model of learning, with an ethos based upon aspiration, ambition and high achievement for all
- All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
- Generous Harris rewards and benefits package