We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to support our team. You should be passionate about education and have a flair for working with young people; you should be highly driven and self-motivated, wanting to go the extra mile to ensure that students achieve beyond their own expectations.
What we are looking for:
Excellent interpersonal and social skills to help manage complex, difficult or stressful situations
A basic knowledge of strategies to improve self-esteem to help students improve their wellbeing and grow their achievements
The ability to work in a creative and flexible way.
Previous Teaching Assistant experience
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.
As an employee with the Harris Federation, you will receive a generous benefits package, performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme (LGPS), Harris wellbeing cash plan and additional Harris benefits.
About Harris Academy Greenwich
Harris Academy Greenwich is a really happy and successful inner-city London 11-18 school with a thriving 6th Form, and a brand new state-of-the-art building. It is a school where we are as passionate about developing our staff as we are about developing our students. It is a school where we strip out all the red tape and nonsense that goes on in too many places, and just focus on what works for our students. It is a school where we concentrate on making sure our staff are happy and highly motivated throughout the year, with zero burnout. Ever.
Why work at Harris Academy Greenwich?
Our staff often refer to their departments and the wider staff as ‘a family’. They came up with 20 reasons why staff should work here...there were lots more, but we couldn’t fit them all on one page! Check them out and our ‘About Us’ video on the school website.
Also, we take workload issues seriously and we believe our Academy does more than any other to help staff maintain a sustainable and joyful life/work balance. Read more here.
“I’ve recently joined HAGR and am really happy here already – it’s very different to my last school. The support and training is great, and the systems just work. For example, the system for managing behaviour allows me to get on with the business of teaching. The kids are lovely but if you do have a problem you just email ‘on call’ and someone from SLT is in your room within three minutes to help you solve it.” Bill, Geography
What are we passionate about?
“I have the great privilege of not only seeing young people grow and flourish, but providing opportunities for staff to step into their greatness in an environment that feels really safe and rewarding. We’ve worked hard on making this a brilliant place to work and learn – naturally we are all passionately student focused and we touch lives every day, but that shouldn’t come at the sacrifice of staff. I believe you can have it all in a school and experience tells me that happy teachers make great teachers so we work hard on that.
"We don’t grade lessons, we don’t create fear in the workplace and we certainly don’t burn out our staff. Indeed, we are incredibly mindful of our ‘life/work balance’ which I hope will be refreshing to hear for staff in other schools who feel constantly bashed and ground down by relentless pressure from above. What we aim to do is engage, motivate, energise. It’s such fun teaching here.” George McMillan, Principal
What is the Harris Federation?
The Harris Federation is a highly successful group of schools who serve many of the most deprived areas of London. We are collaborative, enterprising and share a passion for turning lives around, yet each school is autonomous and free to set its own vision and strategy for how it does that. Each Harris school feels completely different in terms of culture, ethos and the day-to-day experience of staff. Perhaps this is the school you’ve been looking for.
Forget what you’ve heard about big, bad Federations. This is a school that keeps staff morale high, that gives you a sense of purpose, a sense of autonomy, a sense of trust and continual support and challenge to achieve mastery. Come pay us a visit and see for yourself.
Harris Greenwich: Step into your Greatness
For more information, or to arrange a visit or a confidential discussion with the Principal, please contact the academy on 020 8859 0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harris Federation offers exceptional opportunities for personal and professional development. No matter what stage you are at or what job you do, we will support and develop your skills, with our Teaching School delivering outstanding courses for staff at every level.
As part of Harris, you will have the opportunity to progress within a close regional network, with regular opportunities for promotion available both within the academy and across the Federation.
We have a highly experienced team of leaders, including executive principals, mentors and subject specialists, all committed to supporting your career and developing your skills.
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.