Graduate Teaching Assistant

Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane · Competitive · London
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Inspire the little learners of Harris Primary Academy Philip Lane. We are currently looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant.

Your opportunity

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.

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.. Join us in our mission to cultivate an exceptional learning environment for all our students.

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 working with children for whom English is an additional language.
  • Experience delivering a structured phonics programme would be desirable.

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.

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:

"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. We commit to this every day by providing a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment where children enjoy learning and playing, fostering a love of learning within a structured, broad and balanced curriculum and providing high standards of teaching to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in all subjects."

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.

Next Steps

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 working with children for whom English is an additional language.
  • Experience delivering a structured phonics programme would be desirable.

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