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. Our main contact is Ryan Kaye.
|Ryan Kaye, HLTA Administrator
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 16,000; nationally the figure is close to 60,000.
Preparing for the award of HLTA status is often viewed by school and candidates as an opportunity for CPD. Alongside the preparation course, some training organisations also offer additional training days or events that may be of interest to HLTAs and TAs; please let us know what’s happening in your region so we can share those opportunities via our FB page.
HLTA of the Year Awards
To celebrate the achievements of HLTAs across our regions, we invite schools to nominate HLTA colleagues for special recognition. Nominations are shortlisted by a selected panel and successful nominees are chosen 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 of HLTA North
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. The timeline below provides the historical context.