Teaching Assistant (Level 3): SEND, Croydon

Closing date:

Harris Primary Academy Haling ParkCroydon

Date posted:
Start date: Immediate Start
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: SCP 5 - 6 (Outer London) : £21,591 - £21,981 FTE (actual salary £17,310.85)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

As our academy grows, we are looking for an inspiring and talented Level 3 Teaching Assistant, working across several classes and supporting children with additional needs.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a committed professional looking to start, or continue their career in an exciting new role.

Your opportunity

Your role will include supporting children’s learning, undertaking playground duties, preparing resources and assisting the class teacher. You will be expected to uphold the policies of the school and support the school ethos. This role may also be suitable for candidates who wish to extend their classroom experience ahead of Initial Teacher Education. Click here for more information on Harris ITE opportunities.

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 Academy Haling Park, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

In line with the Government’s announcement, our academy is closed until further notice. However, during this period it is our intention to continue with critical recruitment for key positions starting in September 2020. In place of academy interviews, alternative options will be offered so that no one is at a disadvantage, and applicants should expect telephone or virtual interviews, with the possibility of onsite academy interviews only in special cases. We want to reassure applicants that effective measures have been implemented to ensure their health and wellbeing whilst on academy premises.

Thank you for your cooperation during this difficult time.

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.

It is essential that you have experience of working with children in a Primary school or a similar setting. You will need to be a good team player, be proactive and be able to act on your own initiative.

You must hold a teacher assistant qualification and NVQ literacy and numeracy at Level 2 or higher. Previous experience of working in a classroom is also highly desirable. You should be a strong and confident user of ICT, as well as having the ability to read and write fluently and confidence in maths.

The successful applicant will:

  • Be an excellent teaching assistant;
  • Be committed to the highest achievement for all;
  • Be a resourceful and enthusiastic educationalist;
  • Support the class teacher to ensure children make excellent progress;
  • Have high expectations and an unwavering belief in the potential of every child;
  • Want to make a difference to the lives of local children;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Be committed to working in partnership with teachers, parents and the community;
  • Be a committed team player who enjoys working collaboratively;
  • Be committed to their own professional development

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

About Harris Primary Academy Haling Park

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park is a growing academy that opened in September 2014 to meet the demand from local families for new, high-quality places in South Croydon, and now educates children from Reception to Year 4. We are judged Outstanding by Ofsted, and hold a belief that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at primary school.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Haling Park?

At Haling Park you would be working as part of a very supportive team. In addition to the benefits outlined, we offer excellent professional development opportunities provided by Harris Federation. We would also offer:

  • An ambitious, successful and vibrant place to work;
  • Children who are bright, confident and eager to learn;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children; 
  • A senior leadership team that is highly committed to developing others.

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. 

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.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.

We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide 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. 



More about Harris Primary Academy Haling Park
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: 50-58 Haling Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR2 6HS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 772 4560
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School summary

Harris Primary Academy Haling Park opened in September 2014 to meet the demand from local families for high-quality places in South Croydon. Our Academy is part of a Federation of Academies and Free Schools with an established track rec...