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, 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
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. Although we have no events planned as yet for 2020 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.
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 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.”
Our News and Events page has details about our winners from previous years. All regional winners including the three from our regions attend the national event in London in November when HNAP announces the winner of the National Outstanding HLTA of the Year Award .
We will shortly be accepting nominations for 2019-2020.
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.