English as an Additional Language Assistant

Job Roles:
Other - schools related roles, Support Teacher, Teaching Assistant
Organisation Type:
Secondary Education
Secondary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
EAL/English as an Additional Language
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Support Staff Scale or UQT Scale (depending on experience) + Harris Benefits
6th Dec 2017
Start Date:
Harris Academy Battersea
Job Ref:

Harris Academy Battersea is now in its fourth year and has established itself as one of the highest performing schools in London. In 2017, it was awarded the Evening Standard School of the Year as well as being named one of the Sunday Times Top 20 Schools in the country. In the last academic year, it was ranked 4th highest school in England for pupil progress and the top non-selective school nationally, and achieved a provisional figure of +1.40 for Progress 8 this year: nearly three times higher than the +0.5 threshold set by OfSTED for 'Outstanding'.

In response to an increasing student numbers, Harris Academy Battersea is seeking to appoint an EAL assistant to support our delivery of English as an Additional Language in the curriculum.

Your role:

The appointed person will aid in curriculum design as well as delivery which will include both small group sessions and one-to-one support in classrooms. There will be also be an emphasis on supporting teachers in the school to provide for early-stage learners in their classrooms.

Why work at Harris Academy Battersea?

Harris Battersea has been ranked 4th in the country in both 2016 and 2017. With a Progress 8 score of +1.49, students achieve nearly one-and-a-half grades higher than they would in an average school. Such progress, alongside the best A-level results in Wandsworth, reflect the exceptional dedication with which everyone in the academy has applied themselves.

People who choose to work with children are choosing a demanding career and it is our aim to make sure that staff are as well supported as they can be. We have a zero tolerance approach to anything that interrupts the learning in a classroom and our central team that deals with both behaviour and homework detentions does so to make sure that our staff are as free as possible to do the three things that matter most: mark, plan and teach.

Any position in education is inevitably laden with values and ideals and we are a school built on a shared ownership of these. We wish to give our students the very best start that we can in life and, through hard work and determination, we hope that our values and ideals take shape as something recognisable in the futures that we help build.

Should you wish to find out more about what we do or would like to talk to the Principal directly, then please feel free to do so using d.moody@harrisbattersea.org.uk.

Applications are also welcomed from experienced teaching assistants interested to train as a teacher through our Harris School Direct Programme.

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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Contact Details:
Harris Academy Battersea
Tel: 020 7622 0026
Contact: HR

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