Primary Teaching Assistant

Job Roles:
Teaching Assistant
Organisation Type:
Primary Education
Primary School/Academy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Contract Term:
Salary Description:
Grade 2 (Outer London): £18,357-£18,396 FTE + Benefits
16th May 2018
Start Date:
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham
Job Ref:

Primary Teaching Assistant

Grade 2 (Outer London): £18,357-£18,396 FTE + Performance and Loyalty Bonus + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan + Additional Harris Benefits

Harris Primary Academy Beckenham opened in 2015 with its first two Reception classes of 20 children each. The response in the local area was very supportive and we took an additional 46 Reception children in September 2016. In January 2017, we moved into our brand new, purpose built building, offering state of the art equipment and facilities. Each year we will take an additional 60 children into Reception year until the school is full in 2021. Our academy is situated in a quiet, residential area with large landscaping and grounds just opposite Kelsey Park in Beckenham. We currently have 20 full time friendly staff and are looking for someone who wishes to join our group to personally develop and grow with our academy at the same time as we do.

We are recruiting full-time teaching assistants to work 37.5 hours per week, term time only.

The roles will include responsibilities such as: 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.

It would be beneficial to have experience of at least 6 months 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. This position could also be suitable for a university graduate looking to gain experience to do a teaching qualification with School Direct.

Please apply if:

you have experience of working in a classroom in a school or educational setting
you can confidently use ICT
you can read and write fluently and are confident in maths
you have self confidence, common sense and maturity
you have a good sense of humour and can communicate effectively
you are adaptable and enthusiastic
The Academy is part of the Harris Federation, a leading group of 44 primary and secondary Academies. This enables us to offer you a comprehensive induction programme and training and development opportunities to support your career development.

Why work at Harris Primary Academy Beckenham?

A genuine opportunity to make a difference
High quality support and CPD to ensure that you are successful
Additional time out of class to enable your role
An exciting, well organised and vibrant environment in which to work.
A fantastic community of parents and children who deserve the best
Enthusiastic staff, committed to raising standards
A vibrant multi-lingual and multi-cultural school community

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.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Harris Primary Academy Beckenham
Tel: 0203 772 4578
Contact: HR

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