Looking to inspire the next generation? Join us. Harris Academy South Norwood is for a Teaching Assistant who is passionate about education and has a flair for working with young people.
Your role will be to provide support to students, either as 1:1 tuition or to small groups with varying abilities. You will be encouraging and supporting individual young people to reach their full potential, while demonstrating a creative and determined attitude that will help motivate them. You will be directly supporting the students, as well as helping to organise the teaching and learning resources available to students and staff.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading academy group where we can help develop your teaching skills and give you valuable work experience or the opportunity to accelerate your teaching career.
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 48 academies. Join us in our mission to positively contribute to cultivating an exceptional learning environment for all our students.
Due to reorganisation of the Academy into two distinct sites with their own character and identity, applicants will work at one of the two sites with minimal to no travel between them.
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. Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
Why work at Harris Academy South Norwood?
- A dynamic curriculum, delivered through an ethos of business and enterprise and the very best in technology and resources across our two sites
- A warm, ambitious family of staff and governors with a passion for learning
- Excellent personal and professional development opportunities through the Harris Federation network
About Harris Academy South Norwood
Located five minutes from Norwood Junction train station, a transport hub ten minutes' train journey from London Bridge, Harris Academy South Norwood has belonging and personal growth as our touchstones.
Harris Academy South Norwood is an 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students that opened in September 2007. The Academy is located in a purpose built, state-of-the-art new building. Harris Academy South Norwood is judged by Ofsted inspectors to be an Outstanding School with pupil progress in the top 1% nationally. The Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum with a specialism in Enterprise.
We believe that teaching students powerful knowledge and developing their understanding of the world will help them become the best version of themselves: to help them to turn mirrors into windows. The vision for every teacher, every student and every leader is to be outstanding – the expectation is clear, we foster a culture of academic excellence, ambition and aspiration to maintain this. All students, in particular our most vulnerable, are nurtured and cared for in a holistic way. Being a Business and Enterprise Academy brings unique opportunities for the Academy to develop a culture and learning ethos that will bring innovation in teaching and learning to the heart of its philosophy. We want our students to be “business like” and enterprising in their approach to work and how they deal with each other, teachers and visitors to the Academy.
Our teaching approach:
We emphasise the difference between performance and learning, focusing attention on the storing of facilitating knowledge and vocabulary into Long-Term Memory, and the use of this knowledge to develop conceptual understanding. This helps ensure we rapidly close gaps between the disadvantaged and advantaged, whilst enabling all students to flourish. Our curriculum extends beyond the classroom to help our students become disciplined and resilient scholars, and active, kind and grateful citizens, who are proud to serve the communities they belong to.
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. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
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 Academy South Norwood
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years
Harris Academy South Norwood is an 11-18 Academy for 1,100 students that opened in September 2007, located in a purpose built, state-of-the-art new building.
Harris Academy South Norwood is an outstanding Academy and has excellent facilities for teac...