Teaching Assistant, West Croydon

Closing date:Expiring soon

Harris Invictus Academy CroydonWest Croydon

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 2 (Outer London): £18,357-£18,396 FTE + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join Harris Invictus Academy Croydon.

We offer an excellent induction programme and all staff will be fully supported by, and play an active part in, the Harris Federation. Many Harris Teaching Assistants choose to go on to teacher training through Harris Initial Teacher Education, and this is an excellent opportunity to gain initial classroom experience.

 Harris Invictus Academy Croydon was rated ‘outstanding’ in every category following its first ever Ofsted inspection in October 2016, only the seventh secondary free school in London to be rated ‘outstanding’. The academy opened with its first cohort in September 2014 and moved into a state-of-the-art, new building in September 2017. Harris Invictus presently has students from Year 7 to Year 10. The academy is oversubscribed and located in an area of disadvantage in West Croydon.  

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant. The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic practitioner who will be able to contribute to supporting and motivating our students. 

For more information about the position, please download the Candidate Information Pack via the apply link.

Why work at Harris Invictus Academy Croydon?

  • A happy, hard-working and highly ambitious community in which students and staff treat one another with care and respect
  • The combination of traditional values of discipline and good-manners with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology
  • A central Croydon location, close to transport links and other amenities
  • Generous Harris benefits package and excellent opportunities for personal and professional development

Visits are strongly encouraged and very welcome.

For more information, please contact the school on 0203 371 3002.

Applications are also welcomed from experienced teaching assistants interested to train as a teacher through our Harris School Direct Programme: more information is available here think-train-to-teach.


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.

Job location

More about Harris Invictus Academy Croydon
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: London Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2TB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 371 3002
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School summary

Harris Invictus Academy Croydon was opened in September 2014 because of the significant demand in the community for new, high-quality school places. In achieving our aims, we are building on the success of the three other Harris Academi...