Support Staff

Thank you for your interest in working as a teaching assistant (TA) in Newham. Vacancies are advertised  at:, some schools may choose to advertise in the Newham Recorder newspaper, and  Newham Council’s Jobs Pages. You will need to respond as requested by the school.

No particular qualifications are required for TA posts as training will be given. Schools will be looking for high standards of written and spoken English and strong maths ability. These will be tested at interview. TA advertisements attract a high number of applications, so you are advised to complete the form neatly, paying particular attention to spelling, and make full reference to your experience of working with children, paid or voluntary.

Qualifications approved to put teaching assistants on qualified pay

Click on the link for a list of qualifications:Qualifications for Qualified Pay (pdf format).

High Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA)

For information about the process and requirements for gaining HLTA status please see Babcock 4S.

Useful contacts

Newham Adult and Community Courses
Newtec – for a wide range of childcare courses:
Workplace – for careers advice:
Early Years – for information on Training and Qualifications in Early years, Childcare and playwork:
Empowering Learning (courses for overseas trained teachers):