Teaching Assistants

Our support staff across Primary Advantage are highly valued and a key part of the learning that happens in our schools.

Ofsted have commented on ‘positive relationships’ and identified ‘teachers and teaching assistants are skilful and work collaboratively’.  

We offer:


PA Maths

PA Maths TA Training (Counting, number, place value, addition and subtraction)

£225 per person (half price for PA Maths member schools)

This 1-day course is for all additional adults wishing to develop their own subject knowledge in order to effectively support the teaching of maths across the key stages. The course will look at counting, numbers, place value, addition and subtraction and will consider how to support and challenge pupils in each area. There will also be a focus on the foundations of maths learning and will also look at the importance of number sense fluency and understanding across the whole school.


 To develop subject knowledge in these strands of mathematics 

 To understand the progression for teaching and supporting children with their conceptual understanding 

 To develop an understanding of the foundations of effective maths learning 

 To know how to scaffold and extend pupils in this area of learning 


PA Maths EYFS: Small Focus Groups for support staff

Cost: £145 (half price for PA Maths members)

This is a practical session that looks at the different mathematic strands. We will examine how adults can effectively scaffold learning in small groups.
This is a fun practical session which explores key elements of engagement of children and explicit modelling of skills by adults. We explore the progression of learning in both ‘Number’ and ‘Shape, Space and Measures’. This course also introduces the PA Maths Programme and explores the principles which underpin its effective use in the Early Years. Key concepts are explored and, through active participation, are practised. 


Tue Oct 2018

PA Maths EYFS: Small Focus Groups for Support Staff

13:00 - 16:00

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Phonics Training


NVQ Training


If you are interested in becoming an apprentice Teaching Assistant and gaining an NVQ qualification, please contact teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk. For more information about the apprenticeship scheme please contact here