Classroom Teaching Assistant Apprentice London Borough of Newham

Altmore Infant School is a large five form Infant School with Nursery provision for 2 year olds, 3-4 year olds and Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children. We are based in East Ham. We are looking for somebody who enjoys being with children and can develop warm, positive relationships and will be an excellent and enthusiastic practitioner.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 23 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    8.30am – 3.30pm, 30 minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking for someone who is keen to learn and develop their skills:

  • Safeguarding practices within education.
  • How to work with children under the age of 7 years old.
  • The EYFS and KS1 National curriculum. 
  • Children who present with social communication difficulties,
  •  ASD and speech, language & communication difficulties. 
  • Supporting children with interventions including teaching
  •  Phonics using Read Write Inc programme.

Day to day activities will include:

  • Supporting children with their learning.
  • Supporting the class teacher with admin work (e.g. photocopying etc.)
  • Delivering a phonics session daily.
  • Possible interventions with small groups of children.
  • Playtime supervision.

The training you will be getting

Teaching assistant level 3.

The apprenticeship is delivered as a day release at our campus in Stratford.  You will be required to attend every week. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There is an opportunity to progress internally after completing the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Please ensure you can travel to the school and commit to the hours 8.30am – 3.30pm, 30 minute lunch break.

About the employer

Altmore is a large, friendly, multi-ethnic, inclusive Infant school, with a Children’s Centre, Pre-School and Nursery EYFS all on the same site. We serve a diverse community in East Ham, in the London Borough of Newham, East London. Our Pre-School and Nursery are part of the Infant school – where we also have specialist sensory provision, as well as soft play provision in our Children’s Centre, which is used by our school and local community. We work in a Hard Federation with our feeder Junior School (Lathom).


London Borough of Newham


Altmore Infant School, Altmore Avenue


E6 2BX

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Teaching assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 23 Jun 2024