Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park is looking for a Teaching Assistant to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, contributing to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment. If you are a graduate TA who wants to become a teacher then this is the right position for you.
Harris Primary Academy Coleraine Park is an Outstanding primary academy and we have high expectations and aspirations for your children. All our staff aim to give every child an exceptional education providing support, care, enrichment and challenge as they come through our doors. We give them opportunities to enjoy their learning and prepare them for future academic success as well as happy lives. We have a unique creative curriculum, a clear vision, high expectations, strong moral values and a love of learning. Our academy is a multi-cultural, multi-faith family where children learn together. They respect and value each other.
We believe all children are special and we "dig for gold" in every child. This means encouraging children to do their very best, not settling for second-best.
The Academy is located in the heart of Tottenham and we are very proud of all of our children and staff. Everyone works hard and behaves well to achieve "exceedingly, abundantly, above all we can think or imagine!'
Main Areas of Responsibility
- To supervise and provide particular support for identified students, in 1:1, group or whole class situations, ensuring their safety and access to learning
- To assist in the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies, working with the teacher to ensure the provision supports each identified student's learning needs
- To assist in evaluating identified students' progress through agreed assessment activities
- To provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students' achievement, progress and needs
- To lead small group sessions and interventions as appropriate
- To attend to the students' personal needs where required, and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, first aid and welfare matters
- To support with behaviour management, using appropriate strategies in line with academy policy
- To contribute to creating a purposeful and supportive learning environment
- Undertake structured and agreed learning activities/teaching programmes as appropriate, adjusting activities to ensure achievement of learning goals
- To assist with the supervision of students out of lesson times, including playtimes and undertaking lunchtime duty
- To establish good relationships with students, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
- To promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students
- To be aware of and support difference and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
- To support students with their learning and development in respect of local and national learning strategies e.g. literacy, numeracy, Key Stage and/or subject specific, as directed by the teacher
- To encourage students to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
- To set challenging and demanding expectations, promoting self-esteem and independence
- To prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear afterwards and assist with the display of students' work
- To prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist students in their use
- To undertake student record keeping as requested
- To establish and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers, gathering and reporting information as directed
- To provide clerical/admin support as required e.g. photocopying, typing, filing
- To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of resources as appropriate
- To attend relevant meetings as required
- To accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and off site activities as required
Qualifications & Experience
- Educated to degree level or equivalent
- Basic knowledge of SEND and learning barriers
- Some knowledge of strategies in working with young people with challenging behaviours
- Knowledge of some of the social issues facing students from disadvantaged backgrounds
- Awareness of Health and Safety issues in the workplace.
- Experience of working directly with young people in an education or training environment, supporting the learning of students.
- Experience of establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a range of stakeholders, at all levels.
- Experience of managing and being responsible for own workload.
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. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.
As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.