Full-time equivalent salary
- Grade 2 (Outer London): £18,390.30-£18,722.74 actual salary (based on £21,408-£21,795 FTE)
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.
Teaching Assistant (SEN) job summary
We are looking for a hard-working, reliable SEN teaching assistant to support the delivery of a high quality, accessible curriculum across our school.
Start your teaching journey with us. We are always looking for passionate, dedicated individuals looking to make their mark in education. At Harris Primary Academy Orpington, we like to ensure all our staff are confident and encouraged to do their best. If this sounds like something you'd like 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 career whatever your aspirations. For aspiring teachers, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your goals.
What we are looking for:
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.
We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We need:
- An engaging person who is able to interest, encourage and motivate children
- A team worker, who is able to work effectively with people across a wide range of levels and responsibilities
- A tactful and diplomatic person with the ability to maintain confidentiality
- Qualifications to degree level or equivalent
- Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers, 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, ideally working in a similar role in a school
Applications are also welcomed from experienced teaching assistants interested to train as a teacher through our Harris School Direct Programme: more information is available here
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.
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.
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About Harris Primary Academy Orpington
- School type
- Academy, ages 5 to 11
- School size
- 326 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 5 to 11
Harris Primary Academy Orpington is a ambitious two-form entry school which opened in September 2016 in Bromley. We are located just ten minutes from Orpington Train Station on public transport, or alternatively you can use our car park. We became part of the Harris Federation in September 2016 and we are now looking for teachers to join us on the next steps in our academy transformation.
We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful. The academy is surrounded by a large grounds which enables us to take our learning outside, including through Forest School. Our aim is to provide our pupils with a well-rounded and enjoyable education that ensures each child succeeds academically, physically and emotionally - preparing them for life in an ever-changing world. We have identified six shared values, which we develop with the children throughout the academic year: Respect, Unity, Cooperation, Aspiration, Responsibility and Integrity. Our evolving curriculum has been designed to challenge and inspire the children; exposing them to a wide variety of exciting experiences including visits, events, sports, music and drama but also time to reflect and respond. As a result, our children develop excellent behaviour and social skills while they learn.