Left to Right, Joanne Scott, Paula Lacey and Jeanette Barnes
The 2015-16 Awards for Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) in Yorkshire and Humber, the North East and the North West, were awarded on Tuesday 5th July 2016 at a celebration event at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium.
The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding HLTA in Yorkshire and Humber was awarded to Jeanette Barnes of Airedale Junior School, Castleford; The Jenny Ellis Award for the North East went to Joanne Scott of Park View School in South Shields; and The HLTA North Award for the North West was awarded to Paula Lacey of Rainford High Technology College, St Helens.
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. HLTAs from across the three regions are nominated by school colleagues for their excellence in advancing the learning of pupils, working effectively as part of the school community and bringing expertise to the staff team.
Shortlisted HLTAs, their guests and a senior representative of their school attended the ceremonies where the awards were presented by Dr Damien Page, Head of the School of Education and Childhood at Leeds Beckett, who commented: “I was delighted to be asked to present this year’s awards for ‘Outstanding HLTA of the Year’ on behalf of HLTA North and hear from those attending the event about the incredible contribution they make to their schools. 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. Since September 2015, 606 candidates have achieved HLTA Status through HLTA North which shows that it continues to be highly valued and recognised as making a positive contribution to children and student outcomes by schools in Yorkshire and the Humber, North West and North East regions.”
Outstanding HLTA of the Year 2016 Awards Evening Photographs