Grade 2, Point 3: £16,724 actual salary (based on £21,408 FTE)
Inspire the young minds of Harris Primary Academy Beckenham. We are currently looking for a Teaching Assistant to join us term time only at our thriving primary Academy.
The responsibilities of this role will include:
Encouraging all pupils to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher, contributing to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment
Supervising and providing particular support for identified students, including SEND pupils, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning and assisting in evaluating their progress
Assisting in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies
Leading small group sessions and interventions as appropriate
Attending to students’ personal needs where required, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters (as part of making reasonable adjustments for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities it will sometimes be necessary to support pupils' intimate care needs)
Supporting the teacher in managing pupil behaviour
Undertaking structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate
Working with the class teacher and Inclusion Manager to support the implementation of person centred planning and targets for SEND pupils
Liaising with appropriate external SEND or health professionals to ensure that advice on provision for individual SEND pupils is effectively implemented
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 Beckenham, in one of our other 49 academies, or in our central team. Join us in our mission to cultivate 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. Please apply if you have:
Qualifications to degree level or equivalent (an English, maths or science degree would be preferable)
Ideally, knowledge and understanding of Picture Exchange Communication (PECS) or other forms of communication for SEND pupils
Knowledge and understanding of pupils with social and emotional difficulties that may impact upon their behaviour and be learning barriers
Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, and ideally, of working in a similar role in a school
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. 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. Read our Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Read our Diversity and Equality Notice
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.
As children begin their education, we want to make their first school years as enjoyable as possible and develop in them a real enthusiasm for learning. We will lay the foundations for a successful academic career, which means developing the core skills of reading, writing, and maths from day one. We work closely with our parents to establish a strong and committed parent body with whom we can work in partnership to help our academy flourish. Harris Primary Academy Beckenham opened in 2015 with its first two Reception classes of 20 children each, and now educates children from Reception to Year 3. The response in the local area was very supportive and we took an additional 46 Reception children in September 2016.
In January 2017, we moved into our brand new, purpose-built building, offering state of the art equipment and facilities. Each year we will take an additional 60 children into Reception year until the school is full in 2021. Our academy is situated in a quiet, residential area with large landscaping and grounds just opposite Kelsey Park in Beckenham. We are looking for someone who wishes to join our group of friendly staff to personally develop and grow alongside our academy. At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham there are teachers, teaching assistants and support staff. All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently happy and safe. Why work at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham?
A genuine opportunity to make a difference
High quality support and CPD to ensure that you are successful
An exciting, well organised and vibrant environment in which to work.
A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best
Enthusiastic staff, committed to raising standards
A vibrant multi-lingual and multi-cultural school community