Teaching Assistant, Yarnton Way, Thamesmead, Kent, DA18 4DW

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Harris Garrard AcademyYarnton Way, Thamesmead, Kent, DA18 4DW
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 2 (Outer London) + Health Cash Plan + Harris Benefits
Contract term: Permanent

Harris Garrard Academy is an all-through 3–18 academy with approximately 1350 pupils on roll and joined the Harris Federation as a sponsored academy in September 2017. The academy is based in Thamesmead in a purpose built building. Our vision is clear: nothing is impossible and everything is possible, irrespective of personal characteristics or background. Every problem has a solution. We believe we are more robust, resilient and determined as a team than as a group of individuals. We support, challenge and hold each other to account at all levels within the academy to ensure that our students achieve their potential, are motivated, engaged and fully prepared for life beyond our academy.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join this new Harris academy. 

We offer an excellent induction programme and all staff will be fully supported by, and play an active part in, the Harris Federation. Many Harris Teaching Assistants choose to go on to teacher training through Harris Initial Teacher Education, and this is an excellent opportunity to gain initial classroom experience.

What we are looking for:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Teaching Assistant. The successful applicant will be a creative and dynamic practitioner who will be able to contribute to supporting and motivating our students. 

For more information about the position, please download the Candidate Information Pack above.

Why work at Harris Garrard Academy?

  • The opportunity to be involved in the transformation of a school from the very start
  • A stunning working environment, in a purpose-built school designed by Norman Foster and nominated for the Stirling Prize for architecture in 2004
  • A highly motivated team, led by exceptionally experienced and talented senior leaders
  • All the advantages of a successful academy group, with a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Visits are strongly encouraged and very welcome.

For more information, please contact the careers team on 0208 253 7777.

Applications are also welcomed from experienced teaching assistants interested to train as a teacher through our Harris School Direct Programme: more information is available here think-train-to-teach.

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.

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