Outstanding teaching assistants in the North celebrated
HLTA award winners (from left) Deborah Carter, Angela Spruce and Helen Davidson (North East – Highly Commended) of St Anne’s CE Primary School, Bishop Auckland
The 2017-18 Awards for Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) in Yorkshire and Humber, the North East and the North West took place during a celebration event in Leeds.
The awards for outstanding HLTAs were introduced in 2010 by Carnegie Leaders in Learning, based at Leeds Beckett University, along with Leeds Trinity University, Northumbria University and Sheffield Hallam University.
They acknowledge excellence in advancing the learning of pupils, working effectively as part of the school community and bringing expertise to the staff team.
The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding HLTA in Yorkshire and Humber was awarded to Deborah Carter at Austhorpe Primary School, Leeds.
The HLTA North Partnership Award for the North West was awarded to Angela Spruce at Hebden Green School, Cheshire.
Susan Borsberry, who represents HLTAs from primary, secondary and colleges across the North of England on the HNAP (HLTA National Assessment Partnership) Board said: "HLTAs are inspirational, not just for the children they work with and their colleagues in school, but also for those young people who are training to be teachers.”
HLTAs were introduced in 2004 and more than 55,000 teaching assistants nationally have now achieved the status.