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Teaching Assistant (with specialism in Numeracy)

Job title: Teaching Assistant (with specialism in Numeracy)

Company: Harris Academy Sutton

Job description: Inspire and transform learning with us. We are looking for a teaching assistant to support individuals and groups of students to enable access to learning, which contributes to the development and maintenance of a purposeful, nurturing learning environment.

This role is also intended to build the capacity of our Teaching Assistant team to best support the development of numeracy in children. The postmaster will assist in math lessons and provide numeracy-related interventions.

About us

We are a new academy starting our first year of GCSE studies in the center of Sutton at the London Cancer Hub site. We are settling into our latest £ 40 million Passivhaus building and are looking for a dedicated and passionate subject specialist to join our growing community and support our students as they search for an increasingly competitive workplace


  • To supervise and especially provide support for identified students, in 1: 1, group or whole class situations, to ensure their safety and access to learning.
  • To assist in the development of appropriate resources, work schemes and teaching strategies, work with the teacher to ensure that the provision supports the learning needs of each identified student.
  • To assist in the evaluation of identified students’ progress through agreed assessment activities.
  • To provide detailed and regular feedback to teachers on students’ performance, progress and needs.
  • To lead small group sessions and interventions, as appropriate.
  • To meet the personal needs of the students where necessary.
  • Support with behavior management by using appropriate strategies in line with academic policy.
  • To contribute to the creation of a purposeful and supportive learning environment.
  • Conduct structured and agreed learning activities / teaching programs as appropriate, and adapt activities to ensure the achievement of learning objectives.

Qualifications, knowledge and training

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Some knowledge of strategies for working with young people with challenging behavior
  • Knowledge of some of the social issues that students from disadvantaged backgrounds face
  • Awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace.


  • Experience in direct collaboration with young people in an education or training environment, which supports student learning.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, at all levels.
  • Experience with management and responsibility for your own workload.

Personal skills, abilities and characteristics

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills,
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Good administrative and organizational skills.
  • Ability to interest, encourage, motivate and engage children
  • Ability to work as part of a team; work effectively with people on a wide range of levels and responsibilities.
  • Computer literate – must have good ICT skills, including a working knowledge of MS packages, e.g. Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, as well as the use and updating of records and databases.
  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative, with good judgment, without supervision.
  • Flexibility of approach to work.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; tact and diplomacy where necessary.

Next steps

If you have any questions about this event, please contact us by email or call to arrange a conversation.

Download the Job Pack before applying for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need it when you complete your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as soon as applications are received, and we reserve the right to present a candidate before the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our career website and completed before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and encourage you to check the job information according to the list on our career website.

Professional development and benefits

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at the center. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentorship and a wide range of top quality training programs delivered to senior leadership at every level.

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

In addition to the opportunities for career advancement, training and development, we also offer a competitive package of rewards and benefits, including our Harris grant, a performance and loyalty bonus, pension scheme, a wellness cash plan and many other benefits.

Protection notice

The Harris Federation and all of our academics are committed to ensuring the highest level of protection and promotion of child welfare, and we expect all of our staff and volunteers to participate in this commitment. All service offerings are subject to an enhanced DBS check, referrals, and where applicable, a ban on teaching testing will be completed for all applicants. Read our policy statement on recruiting ex-offenders before applying.

Equal opportunities

The Harris Federation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all suitable candidates.

As a provider of work 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.

Expected salary:

Location: Sutton, Greater London

Job date: Fri, 24 Sep 2021 02:06:55 GMT

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