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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Posted 2 February by Harris Federation Featured Ended

Harris Academy Peckham is seeking enthusiastic teaching assistants holding good undergraduate degrees (or equivalent) to join our innovative team as soon as possible.

Our vision at Harris Academy Peckham is to ensure every child achieves excellence in all aspects of academy life. We have high aspirations, both in terms of academic standards and personal development, in order to prepare children for the demands of the 21st century global workplace. We expect every child to excel, and provide the necessary challenge and support to make this happen.

Your role:

Your role will be to provide support, either as in-class, 1:1 tuition, or to small groups of students with varying abilities. You will be encouraging and supporting individual pupils to reach their full potential, whilst demonstrating a creative and determined attitude that will help motivate students. You will be directly supporting the students, as well as helping to organise the teaching and learning resources available to students and staff.

What we are looking for:

  • Someone who is passionate about education and has a flair for working with young people
  • This role could also suit recent university graduates who are interested in gaining initial classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant, or those looking to start a career path in teaching.

Why work at Harris Academy Peckham?

The academy works within the Harris Federation, a supportive and highly successful group of academies all based in and around London.  Each academy operates autonomously within the Federation but all Harris academies collaborate closely in sharing school improvement strategies and in supporting one another.

For information about Harris Academy Peckham or the Harris Federation, please visit or

As a member of the Harris Federation of schools we can offer:

  • Excellent professional development opportunities.
  • Staff benefits including free membership of a health scheme.
  • A friendly and supportive working environment.
  • Excellent ICT and learning resources

For more information, please download the Candidate Information Pack above or contact the academy on .

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 think-train-to-teach.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement.

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