We are looking to recruit a dynamic, forward thinking and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant.
At Harris Primary Academy Phillip Lane, we are dedicated to shaping the young minds of our thriving academy. With a supportive, open faculty team and attentive SLT staff, you can be confident in starting your teaching experience here.
Like you, we have high aspirations and ambitions for the children at the academy. There is a driving determination to ensure that all pupils and adults reach their full potential. Our aims, visions and priorities for improvement underpin all our policy and practice and we revisit and reflect upon these aims, visions and priorities in our day to day work with the pupils and wider community.
You will predominantly be working with groups of children under the direction of the class teacher, with occasional basic administrative tasks. Your role will also involve small group and individual support focused on raising attainment.
Career development is at the centre of our success!
As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. 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 whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader.
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. You will need:
Strong literacy and numeracy skills.
A qualification of minimum NVQ level 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent, or equivalent experience working in a school.
The ability to use your initiative.
The ability to communicate effectively with children and parents and work as part of our dedicated and caring staff team.
Experience of working with children for whom English is an additional language.
Experience of delivering a structured phonics programme would be desirable.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane
Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane opened in September 2012. We have 460 very happy, hard-working and enthusiastic children who are being prepared for happy and successful lives, now and in the future. If you visit you will find a caring and supportive environment with enthusiastic children and staff, all immersed in the fun and joy of learning. In June 2014 Harris Primary Academy was rated as a good school with outstanding leadership and management. We are a successful two form entry primary with part-time nursery located in North London. Our aim is to provide an education that is affirming, aspirational and transformational so that all our children leave us academically and emotionally equipped for their next stage. Our staff strive to provide the best possible education and opportunities for our children to face the challenges of the 21st century.
We are lucky to be situated at the heart of a vibrant and diverse community with direct access to Downhills Park and close to the local swimming pool, public library, Bernie Grant Arts Centre and a range of other amenities we use to enrich our children's learning.
We are welcoming and supportive. Visit our website for more information around our priorities, approaches, vision and values in more detail.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane?
A happy, learning environment where everyone is valued
A highly motivated staff team
Children who are fun to be with and are motivated by enjoyable learning experiences
Support for your own professional development
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.
The Harris Federation
Harris Federation stands as the leading large Multi Academy Trust for both primary and secondary education in Greater London. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.
Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers is paramount to what we do. Social mobility has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation, which is why we have continuously set out to transform standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining us. We are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education in order to nurture their individual potential. Join us in creating spaces of learning where children everywhere are nurtured for their potential and given the tools necessary to shape their own future.
We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.
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. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement.