Harris Primary Academy Beckenham is currently looking to appoint a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant to join its team of specialists.
As a Learning Support Assistant, you will support a child with an EHCP in a Year 4 class and will:
- Liaise with appropriate external SEND or health professionals to ensure that advice on provision for individual SEND pupils is effectively implemented;
- Attend to the pupil’s personal needs and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical hygiene and welfare matters;
- Establish good relationships with all pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs;.
This role is an exciting and rewarding entry-level position for an indiviudal looking to take their first step in education.
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With a multitude of progression routes and outstanding CPD for support staff, expect to be supported throughout your career, whether in our central team or in one of our 49 academies. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our 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. The successful candidate will possess:
- Qualifications to GCSE Level standard or equivalent
- Knowledge and understanding of pupils with social and emotional difficulties that may impact upon their behaviour
- The ability to communicate effectively and clearly both verbally and in writing
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Primary Academy Beckenham
As children begin their education, we want to make their first school years as enjoyable as possible and develop in them a real enthusiasm for learning. We will lay the foundations for a successful academic career, which means developing the core skills of reading, writing, and maths from day one. We work closely with our parents to establish a strong and committed parent body with whom we can work in partnership to help our academy flourish.
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham opened in 2015 with its first two Reception classes of 20 children each, and now educates children from Reception to Year 3. The response in the local area was very supportive and we took an additional 46 Reception children in September 2016. In January 2017, we moved into our brand new, purpose-built building, offering state of the art equipment and facilities. Each year we will take an additional 60 children into Reception year until the school is full in 2021.
Our academy is situated in a quiet, residential area with large landscaping and grounds just opposite Kelsey Park inBeckenham. We are looking for someone who wishes to join our group of friendly staff to personally develop and grow alongside our academy. At Harris Primary Academy Beckenham there are teachers, teaching assistants and support staff. All of our staff are primary specialists and we work together to promote the core values of the Academy and make sure that our children are consistently happy and safe.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham?
- A genuine opportunity to make a difference
- High quality support and CPD to ensure that you are successful
- An exciting, well organised and vibrant environment in which to work.
- A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best
- Enthusiastic staff, committed to raising standards
- A vibrant multi-lingual and multi-cultural school community
Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.
Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.
Our Benefits Package
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.
Being a part of the Harris Federation
We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.
We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.
Diversity and Equality
We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham
- Mainstream school with state - free school funding
- Primary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 4 - 11 years
Opened in September 2015, Harris Primary Academy Beckenham is one of the area’s newest schools, but is part of a Federation of Free Schools and Academies with an established track record in London.
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