Support the little learners of Harris Primary Academy Purley Way. We are looking to appoint an inspirational and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our team, supporting the class teacher and children.

Your opportunity

At Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, we want passionate, engaging teachers. We believe that embedding a lifelong enthusiasm for learning and curiosity is central to inspiring our pupils. Our teaching team are a supportive, friendly bunch all dedicated to doing the best they can in developing a thriving learning environment. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of – apply now.

As part of Harris, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education in London. With regular progression opportunities and outstanding CPD for support staff, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether at Harris Primary Academy Purley Way, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team. 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.

The role is based on 37.5 hours per week, 39 weeks a year (term-time only).

Interviews will be conducted as and when applications are received. Once we have recruited, this role will be withdrawn.

We are looking for:

  • An excellent practitioner with a creative approach
  • Someone with high expectations of both themselves and their pupils
  • An innovative and highly motivated person
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • An excellent communicator and team player

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

About Harris Primary Academy Purley Way

Harris Primary Academy Purley Way opened in 2016 with its first cohort of Reception children and their families, and now educates children from Reception to Year 2. Since 2017, the academy has been based in purpose built, three storey building, with state of the art technology and resources and facilities to support the school on its journey to Outstanding. Harris Primary Academy Purley Way will grow year on year to provide classes from Reception to Year 6 and offer three forms of entry by 2022.

Academy Ethos:

Our Academy’s ethos is that ‘All children have the right to be safe, happy and respected so that they enjoy their learning and reach their potential’. It is our job as educators to ensure the right environment, opportunities and resources are available to enable this to happen. Showing Respect, Taking Responsibility and Making the Right Choices are the ‘Golden Rules’ which are instilled into our pupils as they become confident and caring citizens.

The whole community strive for Harris Primary Academy Purley Way to be best it can possibly be which is encapsulated by our vision statement: “Excellence for All”. Our core values of: Positivity, Excellence and Growth, underpin everything that happens in our academy and we have high expectations that these are followed and modelled by all staff, parents and children.

As a result of the exceptional practice at our school every single day our children achieve outstanding outcomes each year and we are incredibly proud of them. Alongside academic achievement, we want our academy to be a safe and caring space with the children excited and happy to come to school every day to learn, grow and develop.

Next Steps

Please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your online application.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn without notice. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

Our Benefits Package

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.

Find out more about Our Benefits

Being a part of the Harris Federation

We are recognised as the top performing large multi-academy trust in England for primary and secondary education. Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of Harris. Holding a reputation for bringing transformative approaches to education, we hold a unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Our people are at the heart of this success. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of training programmes available at every stage of your career.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

Learn more About Harris and our Vision and Values

Safeguarding Notice

The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

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