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Teaching Assistant

Employer
HARRIS PRIMARY ACADEMY EAST DULWICH
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Jul 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our collaborative and growing academy team as a Teaching Assistant.

Your opportunity

This is an exciting position, which could offer excellent career progression and development. The purpose of your role will be to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment, with responsibilities including:
  • Assisting 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.
  • Assisting in evaluating identified students' progress through agreed assessment activities.
  • Leading small group sessions and interventions as appropriate.
  • Attending to the students' personal needs where required.
  • Supporting with behaviour management
  • Undertaking structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals.
  • Assisting with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty.
  • Encouraging students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
  • Preparing the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of students' work.
  • Preparing and maintaining equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use.
  • Providing clerical/admin support as required e.g. photocopying, typing, filing.

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 East Dulwich, in one of our other 49 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

What we are looking for:

Ideally the person we are looking for will have the minimum of a Level 3 equivalent qualification, be passionate about education and have a flair for working with young people. The position would also suit a university graduate interested in gaining initial classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant, or those looking to start a career path in Teaching. The successful candidate will have:
  • Education to degree level or equivalent, ideally with a degree in English, maths or science
  • Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours, 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, 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.

Please download the Job Pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich

Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich opened in September 2014 as a two-form entry primary school and is now well established in the community, housed in our brand new modern, bright building and educating five year groups up to Year 4. Our academy is a warm, welcoming place to work and learn, situated right in the heart of East Dulwich, on the vibrant Lordship Lane. In May 2017, the academy was judged to be outstanding in all areas by Ofsted and in July 2017 was the first Free School in the country to achieve UNICEF's Rights Respecting School Award at Level 1.

Children lie at the heart of what we do at Harris Primary East Dulwich. We are a happy, ambitious and inclusive school, reflecting the rich diversity of families in our area. We were delighted in May 2017 when Ofsted judged us to be 'outstanding' in all areas.

Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich is one of East Dulwich's newest schools and is part of The Harris Federation of Schools which has an established track record of high standards. In 2017, the Academy was graded OUTSTANDING in all areas by OFSTED.

Our vision - Achieving Success Together - recognises the importance of the relationship between school and home in children's development. Parents/carers are welcome as partners in their child's education and there is a strong parent group who work hard to promote the school, raise funds and support learning.

We provide a vibrant learning environment which nurtures and supports children. Pupils are encouraged to be responsible for their learning, to grow in confidence and become independent. In recognition of the work in this area, the school received UNICEF's Rights Respecting School Award in 2017.

We offer an exciting and engaging curriculum where teachers and pupils work together to ensure high quality learning experiences that enable every pupil to achieve their very best. This includes well-structured lessons, opportunities to learn to play a musical instrument, to use new technologies, to learn outside the classroom through engaging educational visits and to learn away from home through high quality residential trips in Key Stage 2.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich?
  • Excellent professional development opportunities;
  • An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work, with a brand new building and superb facilities;
  • Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children;
  • A senior leadership team that is committed to developing others.

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack 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 us 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. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

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
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