HLTA North is one of three Regional Providers of HLTA Assessment in England. We have a long and successful history of promoting HLTA status and managing HLTA Assessments; our current team of Programme Managers from the universities that comprise HLTA North – Northumbria, Leeds Beckett and Leeds Trinity – is strongly committed to continuing, developing and building on this success.
The Management Team meets six times a year and is supported centrally by HLTA Senior Administrators from Carnegie Leaders in Learning, Leeds Beckett University:
….and by HLTA administrators at Leeds Trinity University:
Joanne Hardcastle, Leeds Trinity University, firstname.lastname@example.org
HLTA North delivers rigorous and high-quality external assessments and moderation of candidates against the HLTA standards and we are extremely proud of our role. Since our inception in 2003 we have organised and managed the assessments of thousands of support staff who have subsequently been awarded HLTA status. This status recognises the significant contribution these support staff have made to teaching and learning in schools and the benefits they have brought to children and young people across all phases of education.
HLTA status is awarded by the Higher Level Teaching Assistant National Assessment Partnership (HNAP) and as one of the three Regional Providers of Assessment (RPA) within the partnership, HLTA North currently manages HLTA assessments across the North East and North West of England, in Yorkshire and Humberside, throughout North and North-East Lincolnshire and in Staffordshire, including Stoke-on-Trent. The number of support staff who have been awarded HLTA status (since 2004) across all our regions now totals around 15,000; nationally the figure is close to 60,000.
Professional Development Events
Over the past few years we have provided CPD through a range of Professional Development Events that have been led by experts in their field. Each year we have focussed on a different theme of specific educational interest; the events have provided a great opportunity for networking and sharing good practice as well as professional development. We are happy to advertise regional events that may be interest to HLTAs and TAs across our regions; please let us know whats happening in your region.
HLTA of the Year Awards
To celebrate the achievements of HLTAs across our regions, every year we invite schools to nominate HLTA colleagues for special recognition. These nominations are shortlisted by a selected panel and successful nominees are chosen, one for each of our regions. It is a wonderful opportunity for HLTAs and schools to celebrate their success. One winner summed it up perfectly: “We are all winners….all HLTAs and TAs out there are making a huge difference to the lives of children and young people in our regions.”
A brief history …
HLTA North was formed in the autumn of 2012 and became operational from January 2013 by combining three consortia that had worked together very successfully for many years.