HARRIS ACADEMY MERTON
Harris Academy Merton is currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic, dedicated Teaching Assistant (Speech & Language Specialist) to join our team of specialists.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding speech & language specialist to assist SEN students in making exceptional progress in our supportive and forward-thinking Academy. The successful candidate will provide in-class support, deliver interventions and develop resources in order to enhance our provision. The post would suit somebody with previous experience of working in a school, who has a keen interest in enabling young people to fulfil their potential.
You will work under the instruction/guidance of the Director of Learning Support, to undertake work/care/support programmes within the academy and to enable access to learning for students through in-class support and withdrawal lessons.
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 Academy Merton, in one of our other 47 academies, or in our central team.
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. We are looking for candidates to both support our students and enable them to access the curriculum. If you have experience or an interest in working with young people aged 11-18 and can demonstrate a calm and steady manner, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and be a positive role model, we would welcome your application. You will also possess:
Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.
About Harris Academy Merton
Harris Academy Merton is an 11-18 co-educational Academy for 1,500 students. The Academy opened in September 2006 on the site of the predecessor school. The Academy benefits from a brand new state-of-the-art Post 16 block and high quality buildings. Harris Merton is judged by Ofsted to be an Outstanding School. Harris Merton offers specialisms in Enterprise and Science. It is an oversubscribed school at the heart of its local community.
At Harris Academy Merton we promote the ethos ‘Achievement is Success’ and believe every student has the right to the highest standard of education so that they can accomplish their aspirations. Our aim is to give every student an educational experience that is enjoyable and holistic so that they develop into responsible, articulate, successful and well-rounded young people.
We combine the traditional values of strong discipline, good manners, respect and pride in appearance with contemporary best practice in teaching and technology. With these core values embedded, we develop our students into confident and capable individuals that have a desire to excel academically and personally now and in the future.
Students are rewarded for developing the right behaviours and attitudes, for trying hard and being persistent, for a courteous and considerate manner, for attending regularly and for achieving their personal best. They are taught the value of hard work and determination.
At Harris Academy Merton, our ethos ”Achievement is Success” is at the centre of what we do. We support our staff to move forward confidently by encouraging personal development and maintaining an attentive, empathetic environment. Our SLT Team are dedicated specialists and practitioners, ensuring our teachers feel heard and supported in their roles.
As an Academy, we work hard to continue providing high quality education and opportunities for all our students. If you’d like to be part of this, visit us to learn more! We strongly encourage visits as you can see first-hand, how we work and teach from the teachers themselves. As all Harris Academies are completely unique to their Principal’s vision, Harris Academy Merton expels a great sense of vitality and growth under Principal Ms A Samad.
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. Applications will only be considered if submitted online and before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Our Benefits Package
In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package.
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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
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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We are committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education.
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