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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    4 January 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Term time
39 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (to be agreed)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade 3 (Outer London): £22,185-£22,587 FTE
Actual salary
£19,057.77-£19,403.10

Job summary

Harris Primary Academy Shortlands is looking for a Teaching Assistant to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. The successful candidate will be involved in first aid related matters and have a basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers.

This Teaching Assistant role will include supporting a child with type 1 Diabetes, ensuring this child can access the curriculum whilst maintaining their health at all times during the school day.

Main Areas of Responsibility
To supervise and provide particular support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning.
To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports each identified student’s learning needs.
To assist in evaluating identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities.
To provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ achievement, progress and needs.
To lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
To attend to the students’ personal needs where required, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters.
To support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with academy policy.
To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment.
Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty.
To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.
To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students.
To be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
To support students with their learning and development in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, Key Stage and/or subject specific, as directed by the teacher.
To encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
To set challenging and demanding expectations, promoting self-esteem and independence.
To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of students’ work.
To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use.
To undertake student record keeping as requested.
To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers, gathering and reporting information as directed.
To provide clerical/admin support as required e.g. photocopying, typing, filing.
To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources as appropriate.
To attend relevant meetings as required.
To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and off site activities as required.
Qualifications & Experience
Educated to degree level or equivalent
Basic knowledge of SEND and 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
Awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace
Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students
Experience of establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels
Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload

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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

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.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

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School overview

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
Primary
School size
384 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
0203 772 4598

About Harris Primary Academy Shortlands

Working with our partners within the Harris Federation, our high expectations, innovative curriculum and distinct approach to learning, inspires, excites and challenges all children. By the end of their time at HPAS, we aim for our pupils to be confident, resilient and independent learners. Harris Primary Academy Shortlands is an outstanding school.

We believe that every child is unique and that each deserves the opportunity to be happy, feel valued and experience success.

School location

Kingswood Road, Bromley, Kent, BR2 0HG

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