Secondary Teaching Assistant

Posted 29 September by Partnership Jobs
Inspire the next generation of pioneers at Harris Academy Tottenham.

We are looking for an inspiring and talented secondary teaching assistant to work closely with the teachers at Harris Academy Tottenham. You will be enthusiastic, have great interpersonal skills, enjoy working as part of a team and want the very best for our students.

Your opportunity

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed professional looking to start, or continue their career in a rewarding new role. 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 Academy Tottenham, in one of our other 47 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. We are looking for:


  • A successful teaching assistant who is able to raise and sustain high standards;
  • An innovative and creative practitioner with a drive and passion to ensure all students achieve;
  • Enthusiasm for working with a range of students with differing needs and abilities;
  • Someone who will show initiative and a keenness to be involved in all aspects of the Academy life;
  • A teaching assistant who is able to enthuse and inspire students;
  • A proven track record of good working relationships and professionalism;
  • Confidence in working independently with small groups of students


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

About Harris Academy Tottenham

Harris Academy Tottenham opened in September 2014. As an all-through school, it has begun with a Reception in its Primary phase and a Year 7 in its Secondary phase. These phases will grow by a year group each September until it reaches full capacity and it will also have a Sixth Form.

Our Academy is based on an ethos of excellence, encouraging students to fulfil our high expectations through a dedicated and committed approach. We combine the hallmarks of a traditional Secondary education with a progressive curriculum in our brand new facilities.

Academy Ethos

At Harris Academy Tottenham, we instil an ethos of hard work, dedication and commitment to learning, through our Academy values. These are:


  • To ENDEAVOUR is to strive for your goals, through maintaining the highest expectations of ourselves.
  • To ENJOY is to take delight and pleasure in the learning process; To gain a feeling of success through relentless passion and drive.
  • To EXCEL is to achieve your full potential, through mastery of concepts and an ambition to be the best you can be.


At Harris Academy Tottenham, we are innovative, open and collaborative. We would like fellow innovators, passionate pedagogists and creative class leaders to join us during this exciting time. With a dedicated SLT team on hand for support and guidance, there are a multitude of CPD opportunities to thrive on. You can expect to be a part of a fantastic team of dedicated teachers and support staff as well as an attentive, supportive work culture.

Our brand-new facilities allow us to continue expanding our curriculum offer, ensuring students experiences are both varied and enriching. The premises has undergone a comprehensive programme of refurbishment, and reached completion in May 2019. Our new Sports Block opened in May 2019, and has fantastic facilities including a Sports Hall, Activity Studio, Multi Use Game Areas.

Having been recognised as 'Outstanding' by OFSTED in June 2017, we are excited to have new members of staff join us in delivering transformative learning experiences. The inspectors commented that 'learning is the business of the day' and that sentiment underpins all that we do. Since then, the school continues to grow and strive for the highest standards.

"At our Academy, children will develop their academic scholarship alongside their character; becoming citizens who are a credit to their local community. We provide an extensive extracurricular programme to allow students to develop as a well-rounded person, ready and prepared to embark upon whichever pathway they desire. That is only possible through the partnership that exists between families and colleagues and partners at the academy. We are incredibly proud of the close relationships that develop between colleagues, parents, governors and pupils, and indeed they are central to all that we do." Lawrence Foley, Principal

Why work at Harris Academy Tottenham?


  • The opportunity to work a new and exciting academy, judged 'Outstanding' by Ofsted
  • A calm, well-disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
  • Excellent prospects for future promotion
  • A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best


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. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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 c

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