Teaching Assistant, Merton

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Harris Academy MertonMerton

Date posted:
Start date: 01/09/2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 3-4 (Inner London): £22,002.00 FTE (£18,414.00 Actual salary) + Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We would like to recruit Teaching Assistant(s) with either a specialism in Behaviour or a Learning Specialism to join our team of staff to work at Harris Academy Merton. We are looking for candidates to both support our students, enabling them to access the curriculum, and to undertake work/care/support programmes within the Academy and to enable access to learning for students through in class support and withdrawal lessons. 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.

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. 

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 Merton, 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. 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 is an outstanding school that has consistently been in the top 10% of performing schools in the country for Progress.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

Come and see us in action: visits to Harris Academy Merton are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 623 1000 or info@harrismerton.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal. 

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.



Job location

More about Harris Academy Merton
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Wide Way, Mitcham, Surrey, CR4 1BP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 8623 1000
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School summary

Harris Academy Merton is an 11-18 co-educational Academy for 1,100 students. The Academy opened in September 2006 on the site of the predecessor school. The Academy benefits from a brand new state-of-the-art Post 16 block and high quali...