Harris Academies
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Graduate Teaching Assistant


Phase:  Secondary Academy - Harris Academy Rainham
Location:  Lambs Lane South, Rainham, RM13 9XD
Type of Position:  Non-Teaching
Salary Range:  depending on experience + Harris benefits
Employment Type: Permanent
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Start Date: ASAP
Closing Date: 17/07/2017
Ref No: 2599


We are looking for a graduate Teaching Assistant who is passionate about education and have a flair for working with young people. Candidates should be recent university graduates of core subjects who would be interested to gain initial classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant, or those looking to start a career path in Teaching.

Your role will be to provide support, either as 1:1 tuition, or to small groups of students with varying abilities in Maths, Science and English. You will be encouraging and supporting individual pupils to reach their full potential, whilst demonstrating a creative and determined attitude that will help motivate students. You will be directly supporting the students with their Mathematics, Science or English, as well as helping to organise the teaching and learning resources available to students and staff.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading Academy group where we can help develop your teaching skills and give you valuable work experience or the opportunity to accelerate your teaching career.

For aspiring teachers, we can provide lots of development and help support applications for our School Direct teacher training programme. The Harris School Direct programme is a one year course and awards trainees with Qualified Teacher Status, a PGCE and 60 M Level credits. You can find more information about School Direct on our website.

Why work at Harris Academy Rainham?

  • The opportunity to be part of a new chapter for this school as it joins the Harris Federation
  • Exceptional personal and professional development and promotion opportunities across the Federation network
  • Generous Harris benefits and rewards package - see our benefits page for more information.

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. 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.


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    We are always interested in receiving CVs from people interested in working with us - email your CV to info@harrisrainham.org.uk