HLTA North is one of four Regional Providers of HLTA Assessment in England, covering three of the nine government regions: the North West, the North East and Yorkshire and Humber. 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 within each university:
Jacqui Pearson, Northumbria University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Liz Cairns and Anne Briggs, Leeds Trinity University, email@example.com
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. At HLTA North we are constantly looking at ways in which we can continue to build on that success by developing new programmes, routes and awards that support the diversity of roles and experience of support staff in schools today.’ HLTA North, 2018
HLTA status is awarded by the Higher Level Teaching Assistant National Assessment Partnership (HNAP) and as one of the four Regional Providers of Assessment (RPA) within the partnership, HLTA North manage HLTA assessments across the North of England (North-West, North-East, Yorkshire and Humber).
For more information about HNAP, click here
Professional Development Events
CPD is provided through our annual Professional Development Events that are led by experts in their field. Each year we focus on a different theme of specific educational interest; the events provide a great opportunity for networking and sharing good practice as well as professional development. To enable us to continue to meet the needs and interests of HLTAs across our regions, we are always open to suggestions for future events.
For event and ticket information, click here
An invitation to recognise and celebrate the work you do through our HLTA of the Year Awards
To celebrate the achievements of HLTAs across our regions, every year we host a special event when we invite HLTAs who have been nominated by head teachers and colleagues for special recognition and shortlisted by our panel to be part of our HLTA of the Year Awards evening. Three HLTA of the Year Awards are announced and presented, one for each of our regions. It is a wonderful opportunity for HLTAs share their success with family and friends. One presenter summed it up perfectly: “The room was full of winners….all of them making a huge difference to the lives of children and young people in our regions.”
Our News and Events page has details about our winners from previous years. All regional winners including the three from our region attend the national event in London in November when HNAP announces the winner of the National Outstanding HLTA of the Year Award .
We are currently accepting nominations for 2019; for more information, click here
A brief history of HLTA North…..
HLTA North was formed in the autumn of 2012 and became operational from January 2013 by combining the North East HLTA Consortium, the Yorkshire and Humber HLTA Consortium and the North West HLTA. The three consortia had worked together closely for a number of years; the first two from 2003/4 with the North West joining as the third consortium from 2006. By 2012 the formation of HLTA North, with more or less the original teams involved, was a natural progression building on these existing partnerships.