We are looking for a teaching assistant to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. The successful candidate may be expected to undertake lunchtime duties in addition to their TA responsibilities.
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 Crystal Palace, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.
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.
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 people who:
Have had experience working in primary school setting
Have good skills in literacy and numeracy
Are able to help children make good progress across the curriculum age range
Have worked with children with a range of additional needs
Are flexible and reliable and able to use their initiative
Work well as part of a team
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace
Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace is a vibrant, multicultural primary academy on the borders of Bromley, Croydon and Lewisham with a clear vision for the future. We are a warm and welcoming academy where the children feel happy and safe. Our academy is in the exciting position of having a ‘Good’ Ofsted under our belt and we are striving for ‘Outstanding’. In our inspection, Ofsted said: “The Principal and other senior leaders have secured good improvements since the academy opened. The quality of teaching has improved. Pupils say that lessons are more interesting and that this has helped to improve their behaviour. As a result, leaders have established a happy and supportive atmosphere which encourages pupils to enjoy academy life and achieve well.”
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Crystal Palace?
- A learning community that inspires everyone to have high aspirations and develop a life-long love of learning
- A stimulating learning environment in which staff and children feel welcome and safe
- A commitment to equality of opportunities, with a culture of respect for different beliefs and for diversity, enabling everyone to reach their full potential
- All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
- Generous Harris rewards and benefits package
The Harris Federation
The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.
We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future.
We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.
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. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.