Teaching Assistant, Full or Part-time, Term time only

Pinner High SchoolHarrow

I could not be more excited about Pinner High School, past, present and future. We have much to celebrate: our first set of GCSE results were 24% above the national average for top grades 9-7, we have just finished an £18 million refurbishment programme and we were 1 of just 8 schools nationwide shortlisted for the 2020 TES Secondary school of the year award. 

I am now looking for more exceptional colleagues who can make Pinner High School even better. Our opening five years were a great success, with very positive feedback from students, staff and parents. They all rated us ‘Outstanding’ in all categories at the end of our first year. Ofsted rated us ‘Outstanding’ in all categories in summer 2019. Most important of all, we have happy students who are keen to learn and lead a busy and active secondary school life. 

We have strong foundations but you will bring a fresh perspective to our school to lift us to new heights and help us meet new challenges. We have grown quickly to over a thousand students across Years 7-12, but we still have plenty of areas we are still developing, especially as our Sixth Form continues to grow. You will need to ensure our students continue to make exceptional levels of progress and receive first class pastoral care, with access to the highest quality enrichment activities: everything that is involved on our school motto ‘Inspiring Learning’ that makes our school an excellent, inclusive one for the whole community. We are ‘Stonewall School Champions’, have the Silver Arts Mark and ‘Green Flag’ Eco Schools Award. You will need to be proactively supportive of these programmes.

Whilst setting up Pinner High School is immensely rewarding, growing a new school is certainly challenging. Now open for five years, roles at Pinner High School are demanding and they will expand your professional horizons. You will need to embrace this variety and inspire others to do the same. I call our first group of students the ‘Trailblazers’, and you will need the same pioneering mindset. I am well aware that no matter how strong the foundations, an organisation is only as good as its people. The Pinner High School that we continue to build together is one where colleagues are valued for the contributions they make to the lives of the young people we serve, and are recognised for the opportunities they provide for our students. Well over a thousand people have applied to work at the school since it was established, and I have exceptionally talented and hardworking colleagues. Continuing Professional Development is a key element of our motto ‘Inspiring Learning’ as we always strive to be the best we can. We achieved the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award in our first year of opening, and on our reaccreditation jumped an extra level to Gold status. New members of staff will share a commitment to a healthy work-life balance.

I am looking for colleagues who embody the Pinner High School Values in everything they do. The ‘unfinished’ Pinner High School is as exciting a workplace as you can imagine, at the most oversubscribed school in Harrow, in one of London’s most brilliant boroughs. Opportunities like this need to be seized.

We are looking for suitable candidates for the post of Teaching Assistant with your core responsibility to work with a range of students, giving priority to those who need the most help, especially those with a Statement of Special Educational Needs. 

We look forward to hearing from you

Chris Woolf


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