We are currently looking for a hard-working, reliable teaching assistant to support the delivery of a high quality, accessible curriculum across our school. Please note that this role is a maternity cover.
Passionate about inspiring young people? Join us at Harris Primary Merton and inspire our lively little learners. Our dedicated team provides a supportive network both onsite as well as support across the Federation to ensure all our staff feel encouraged to do their best. Join a community of dedicated, friendly staff standing by and upholding its mission:
"Our aim at Harris Primary Academy Merton is to make sure that our pupils leave us thoroughly prepared for secondary school and feeling that they have succeeded both academically and in the extracurricular aspects of Academy life." Ms Rachel Bowen, Executive Principal.
The successful candidate will assist with the implementation of a high quality learning provision at all times, working in partnership with parents/carers and other professionals to ensure all children reach their full potential. 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 Merton, in one of our other 46 academies, or in our central team. Our aim is to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.
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 be a strong communicator
Excellent interpersonal and social skills
The ability to work in a creative and flexible way.
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Primary Academy Merton
Harris Primary Academy Merton is a primary academy for local children aged two to 11. We opened in September 2014 and were rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2017. It is our belief that children thrive when they are consistently happy and safe at school and that through expert teaching and support all pupils can achieve to a high standard. We have a nursery available for a capacity of 60 children and are a 2 form entry school for children in Pre School through to Year 6. We also have an additional resource base for 20 children who are diagnosed with Autism. We want all of our children to have a truly enjoyable experience at school. Our pupils’ achievements are celebrated every day in their lessons and we are proud that they are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Merton?
Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted: “The pursuit of excellence is at the heart of the work of leaders and staff. Morale is high. The staff team is fully behind the principal’s vision and has helped develop a culture where high expectations of work and behaviour are the norm."
A school where pupils' achievements are celebrated every day in their lessons
Children who are kind, caring, self-assured and eager to learn
Part of the Harris Federation, sharing best teaching practice with other Harris academies and building on the Federation's proven track record in the borough
Exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development
Generous Harris rewards and benefits package
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.