The 2016-17 Awards for Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTA) in Yorkshire and Humber, the North East and the North West, have been awarded at a celebration event at The Village South in Leeds on Thursday 21 September 2017.
The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding HLTA in Yorkshire and Humber was awarded to Amanda Russell at Methley Primary School, Leeds. The Jenny Ellis Award for the North East went to Gemma Moppett at Easington Lane Primary School in Houghton le Spring; and The HLTA North Partnership Award for the North West was awarded to Sylvie Litt-Wilson at St Bega’s C of E Primary School in Cumbria.
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.