Teaching Assistant, Southwark

Closing date:Expiring soon

Harris Primary Free School PeckhamSouthwark

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 2 (Inner London): FTE £20,616-£20,952 + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are looking for several Teaching Assistants to join our team at Harris Primary Free School Peckham in September 2019. We are interested to hear from experienced Teaching Assistants, or recent Graduates who maybe considering a career in teaching and interested in our School Direct teacher training programme. We can help support you through your teacher training.

Your opportunity

This is a great opportunity to help children from a wide range of backgrounds gain the academic skills, social skills and knowledge for successful futures, supporting them as they think, play, discover and wonder. 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 Free School Peckham, in one of our other 47 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:

  • 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:

  • An engaging person with the ability to interest, encourage and motivate children when supporting their learning and development
  • An excellent team worker, who can work closely with class teachers and support them with their planning, preparation and assessment activities
  • A person with the ability to support individual pupils, groups or whole classes to help them make excellent progress

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

About Harris Primary Free School Peckham

Harris Primary Free School Peckham opened in 2012 to meet the demand for high quality primary school places in Southwark, and now educates children from Reception to Year 6. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, all of whom are experts in primary education.

Why work at Harris Primary Free School Peckham?

We are an academy that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development, and planned career progression. We are a team of ordinary individuals who genuinely enjoy working together to create extraordinary outcomes, and we have an opportunity for you to join us.

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.

Harris is a Federation and not a chain; each academy is different, reflecting the particular aspirations and leadership style of its Principal. Our vision is that Harris academies work collaboratively in sharing school improvement strategies, and support one another as part of the wider Harris Federation.

We look for talented leaders who want to help 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.



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More about Harris Primary Free School Peckham
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 112 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5DZ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 77034417
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School summary

 Harris Primary Free School Peckham opened in 2012 to meet the demand for high quality primary school places in Southwark, and now educates children from Reception to Year 6. We have a superb team of teachers and support staff, al...