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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    8 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    24 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Actual salary £23,318.57-£23,670.55 (39 weeks per year, 37.5 hours per week)

Contract type

Fixed term - September 2024 - August 2025

Full-time equivalent salary


Pay scale

Grade 3 (Outer London)

Additional allowances

Pension Scheme (TPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Harris Garrard Academy is looking for a Tutor to support individuals and groups of children in our primary phase.

We would like to hear from you if you have:

  • Relevant qualifications that help demonstrate evidence at A Level or undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in English, Maths or Science
  • Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation
  • Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes
  • Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and in particular, barriers to learning
  • Ability to plan effective actions for children at risk of underachieving
  • Understand range of support services/providers
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Excellent interpersonal skills both in working relationship with young students and in forming effective professional relationships with a wide range of contacts including parents and families
  • Enthusiasm, drive and a love for the job

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

What the school offers its staff

Harris Garrard Academy is a new school with drive and ambition. Located in the wider South Thamesmead area, we cater to a vastly vibrant 3-19 aged student community. Accessible by fantastic rail and bus transport links and very soon to be on the opening leg of the Elizabeth Line, the academy's stunning working environment is within a purpose-built school designed by Norman Foster and nominated for the Stirling Prize for architecture in 2004.

We also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance for teachers on MPS/UPS, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, electric car scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Further details about the role

Your role will include:

  • Delivering programmes of study to small groups of children (ideally between 1 and 3) in a 1:1 setting
  • Ensuring all children identified for intervention are given every opportunity to meet their examination and / or progress targets
  • Liaising with parents regarding the attendance, progress and attitude of designated students, reporting to the Head of Subject weekly
  • Maintaining records of children's progress in relation to their targets
  • Completing relevant marking and feedback for children that clearly identifies what they need to improve in order to meet their targets
  • Using Academy behaviour management strategies to contribute to creating a purposeful learning environment
  • Highlighting individual children's learning needs to the class teacher and agree how he/she will be supported in each lesson
  • Assisting the teacher in evaluating identified children's progress through agreed assessment activities
  • Supporting identified children to engage with the learning objectives set for the lesson
  • Planning with teachers the role you will take in the lesson, preparing resources that meet the children's needs and interests
  • Assisting other children in the class group as appropriate

Commitment to safeguarding

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed.

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About Harris Garrard Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
1484 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
Phone number
0208 320 4800

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. We are now on a journey towards “Outstanding”, led by highly experienced executive principals with proven track records of school transformation. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

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