Support staff work alongside teachers, providing valuable support for teaching and learning activities. Staff with Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status can work right across the curriculum, acting as specialist assistants for specific subjects or departments or helping to plan lessons and develop support materials. As part of HLTA North, we are a nationally recognised assessment centre for HLTA status.
Outstanding HLTAs of the Year
HLTA North holds an annual celebration event in July for Outstanding HLTAs of the Year at Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds. Shortlisted HLTAs from the North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber attend the event with their guests and a senior representative from their school.
>Previous award winners:
- The HLTA North Partnership Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant 2015-16 in the North West was awarded to Paula Lacey of Rainford High Technology College, St Helens.
- The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant 2015-16 in Yorkshire and Humber was awarded to Jeanette Barnes of Airedale Junior School, Castleford.
- The Jenny Ellis Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant 2015-16 in the North East was awarded to Joanne Scott of Park View School in South Shields.
To find out more about the previous winners and for details of this year’s awards, please visit the HLTA North website.
Professional Development Events
HLTA North holds annual professional development events in each of the three regions during the spring or summer terms. In 2016, they were held in Leeds, Gateshead, Chorley and Manchester. The events developed understanding of and explored the science of learning with Tom Robson, a highly experienced educator and trainer.
For details of this year’s professional development events, please visit the HLTA North website.