Teaching Assistant

Posted 17 October by Harris Federation
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Harris Academy Merton is currently looking to appoint a enthusiastic, dedicated Teaching Assistant to join our team of specialists. 

Your opportunity

You will work under the instruction/guidance of the Director of Learning Support, to undertake work/care/support programmes within the academy and to enable access to learning for students through in class support and withdrawal lessons. 

Advance your career within the Federation's supportive academy environment established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders. With unrivalled opportunities for progression, we can provide bespoke courses and qualifications to match your aspirations, whether that be as a teacher, middle or senior leader. Our Teaching School Alliance can equip you with the right experience, knowledge and training you need to succeed. 

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 candidates to both support our students and enable them to access the curriculum. If you have experience or an interest in working with young people aged 11-18 and can demonstrate a calm and steady manner, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and be a positive role model, we would welcome your application.  

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

About Harris Academy Merton

Harris Academy Merton has consistently been in the top 10% of performing schools in the country for Progress. We maintain a strong focus on shaping a learning enviroment where all of our students thrive, cultivating each individual's potential. Promoting the ethos ‘’Achievement is Success,’’ we believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is both enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate and successful young people. The academy is set in seven acres of land, containing five teaching blocks, a sports hall, a full size floodlit all weather pitch plus four full size floodlit tennis courts and our own playing fields as well as an administration building containing the assembly hall and dining hall. We are favourably located for public transport with good local access to bus, mainline train and underground links, as well as on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles. 

Why work at Harris Academy Merton?

  • The opportunity to work within an over-subscribed, ‘Outstanding’ academy
  • A calm, well disciplined yet positive and innovative learning environment
  • A strong commitment to our ethos: “Achievement is Success”
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • Excellent record of GCSE results

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • The opportunity to develop and grow your career within the Federation.
  • Performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (LGPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • Bicycle Purchase and ICT loans

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits.

The Harris Federation

Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.  

Paramount to what we do is closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. Within this, we have continuously transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential.  

Every child in London deserves the best possible education. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.  

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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