Complex Needs Higher Level Teaching Assistant (ASD), Bromley

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Harris Academy OrpingtonBromley

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Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 12 - 16 (Outer London) : £24,462 - £26,274 FTE + Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint a Complex Needs HLTA/aspiring HLTA with a focus on ASD to join our innovative Academy working 40 weeks per year. This is an ideal position for a highly experienced and specialist Teaching Assistant with substantial experience working with students with a variety of Special Educational Needs in the classroom and a passion for improving the outcomes of students with SEN. We would welcome applications from experienced practitioners who are looking to expand their knowledge and experience of SEN with a view to establishing a career in SEN.

Your opportunity

Your role will be to provide support predominantly in the classroom. 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.

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 Orpington, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

Harris Benefits

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

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing 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.

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

About Harris Academy Orpington

Harris Academy Orpington opened in September 2016, joining the highly successful Federation of Harris academies in London. We are on our journey to outstanding, we are ambitious and looking forward to an exciting future. We believe that every student can and should achieve their full potential and our commitment is one of ensuring our students develop a love of learning, a passion for enquiry and a dedication to being the best that they can be.We aim to ensure that every student is inspired and supported to achieve his/her personal best and learning comes first. Our motto is “Together We Can” and if you are interested in joining us, we would be very pleased to meet you. 

Why work at Harris Academy Orpington?

  • An opportunity to join an ambitious new academy at the heart of the local community
  • Harris Academy Orpington combines the traditional values of good manners, strong discipline and respect with excellent teaching
  • Generous Harris Benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development

The Harris Federation

Our academy is part of the Harris Federation, the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. Harris has an unrivalled track record in raising standards and achieving success for the children in our academies.

Professional development and sharing best practice are a key part of the Harris Federation success, and we can draw on this to offer you top quality training at every stage of your career path, from Beginner Teacher to Middle Leader. We will invest in you with coaching, mentoring, and can offer a wide range of training programmes, delivered by our Teaching School Alliance.

We look for talented teachers who are passionate about their subject and making a difference. You can help us transform education in London, and create exceptional places of learning.

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.

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. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.



More about Harris Academy Orpington
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Tintagel Road, Orpington, Kent, BR5 4LG, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1689 819219
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Harris Academy Orpington is an ambitious new academy at the heart of the local community. We support our students as they develop the confidence, work ethic and motivation they will need to thrive as adults.

We combine the traditional values of good ...