We are looking to appoint an inspiring and talented Teaching Assistant to join our strong and supportive team and support our academy growth.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced professional looking to start, or continue their career in an exciting new role. We welcome applications from Teaching Assistants at all levels of experience, including graduate TAs looking to gain classroom experience in advance of Initial Teacher Education.
What we are looking for:
The successful applicant will:
Have experience as a teaching assistant in a primary school or equivalent setting
Be an excellent teaching assistant;
Support the class teacher to ensure children make excellent progress;
Have high expectations and an unwavering belief in the potential of every child;
Want to make a difference to the lives of local children;
Possess excellent interpersonal skills;
Be committed to working in partnership with teachers, parents and the community;
Be a committed team player who enjoys working collaboratively;
Be committed to their own professional development.
As an employee with the Harris Federation, you will receive a generous benefits package, including performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme (LGPS), Harris wellbeing cash plan and additional Harris benefits.
About Harris Primary Academy Mayflower
Harris Primary Academy Mayflower is a thriving, diverse and friendly three form entry academy that launched in September 2014 and is funded through the free school programme. We serve the communities of Chafford Hundred and West Thurrock. We moved into our brand new building, capable of accommodating five forms of entry, in 2016, and were rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted in 2017.
Why work at Harris Primary Academy Mayflower?
An Ofsted 'Outstanding' academy: “All staff set high expectations and share a strong determination to help pupils achieve as successfully as possible. Pupils mirror this resolve and make every effort to meet these expectations.”
A new building, with state-of-the-art facilities, in which to teach and learn
A strong and supportive team of colleagues, all working towards the shared belief that children thrive when they feel consistently happy and safe at school
A commitment to excellence encapsulated in our vision statement: "Excellence, Every Child, Every Day"
Generous Harris benefits and rewards package
For a full job description and person specification, please download the Candidate Information Pack.
For more information, or to arrange a visit or a confidential discussion with the Principal, please contact the academy on 0203 772 4588 or email@example.com.
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.