Outstanding HLTA of the Year Awards 2016 – 2017

L/R Amanda Russell (YH), Sylvie Litt-Wilson (NW), Gemma Moppett (NE)

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.

 

Photographs from the evening can be viewed here

HLTA Newsletter November 2016

HLTA North Newsletter November 2016

The autumn edition of our HLTA North Newsletter features our Outstanding HLTA of the Year Award Winners 2016, please click on the link above to download.

 

HLTA North Professional Development Events 2017

‘Adventures in Learning’

Come on an adventure – explore learning and creativity with the inspirational and recently described ‘world leader in enthusiasm’ Hywel Roberts.

This course is aimed at all HLTAs and aspiring HLTAs across all settings.

Wednesday 22 March 2017

Northern Design Centre, Gateshead, NE8 3DF

Tuesday 13 June 2017

Best Western Park Hall Hotel & Leisure Club, Chorley, PR7 5LP

Wednesday 21 June 2017

Village Hotel South, Leeds, LS27 0TS

The cost is £75 per person for HLTA North Members and £90 per person for non-members.

To secure your place please complete and return the booking form to Debbie Rose
[email protected]

Please download below Flyer, Information and Booking documents for full details!

HLTA North PDE Flyer 2017
HLTA North PDE Info 2017
HLTA North PDE Booking Form 2017

Outstanding HLTA of the Year Award 2016-2017

 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Full details of the Outstanding HLTA of the Year 2016-17 Award will be added to the website shortly.

Please follow us on Twitter @HLTANorth to make sure you don’t miss our announcement!

Effective Preparedness, Deployment and Practice of Teaching Assistants: An investigation into the views of HLTAs in the North of England.

Following the HLTA Professional Developments Events held in June/July 2015 please click on link below to read report produced by Fiona Hall, Maxine Pountney and Judith Robson regarding HLTA opinions of their role, deployment and preparedness.

Effective Preparedness, Deployment and Practice of Teaching Assistants

Outstanding HLTA of the Year Awards 2016

Joanne Scott (NE) Paula Lacey (NW) and Jeanette Barnes (YH)

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

 

 

HLTA North Professional Association – Honorary Life Membership

During our ‘Outstanding HLTA of the Year’ Awards on 21 September 2017, we acknowledged and paid tribute to the significant contribution and valuable service key individuals have given over a number of years to the development and sustainability of HLTA North.

These colleagues have given a tremendous amount of energy, inspiration and dedication towards growing HLTA North into the successful partnership that it is today and honorary fellowships were awarded in recognition of this to:

Margaret White

John Rice

Photographs from the 2017 Awards Evening can be viewed here:-

 

 

During our ‘Outstanding HLTA of the Year’ Awards ceremony on 5 Jul 2016, honorary fellowships were awarded to:

Barbara Rose

Maxine Pountney

Photographs from the 2016 Awards Evening can be viewed here:-

 

During our ‘Outstanding HLTA of the Year’ Awards ceremony on 9 Jul 2015, honorary fellowships were awarded to:

Dr Edward John Smith

Dr Gillian Tricoglus

Susan Roe

Alison Smith

Judith Robson

Photographs from the 2015 Awards Evening can be viewed here:-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding HLTAs of the Year 2014/15

On Thursday 9th July 2015 HLTA North held its annual celebration event for Outstanding HLTAs of the Year at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium. Shortlisted HLTAs from the three regions of the North of England: North East, North West and Yorkshire and the Humber attended the event with their guests and a senior representative of their school. Awards were presented to HLTAs from the three regions.

left to right: Jill Birch, Sharon Farrell, Marion Fearon

left to right: Jill Birch, Sharon Farrell, Marion Fearon

The HLTA North Partnership Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) in the North West 2014-15 was awarded to Sharon Farrell of Willow Tree Primary School in St Helens.

The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) in Yorkshire and Humber 2014-15 was awarded to Jill Birch of Birkwood Primary School in Cudworth, Barnsley.

The Jenny Ellis Award for the Outstanding Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) in the North East 2014-15 was awarded to Marion Fearon of The Beacon Centre in South Shields.

 

The Awards were presented by Dr Helen Whitrod Brown, Associate Dean of the Carnegie Faculty at Leeds Beckett, who commented: “I was delighted to be asked to present this year’s awards for ‘Outstanding HLTA’ and to 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 2014, 496 TAs have achieved the Status through HLTA North which shows the Status continues to be highly valued.”

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Professional Development Events 2015

Thank you to all those who attended the events in Leeds, Gateshead and Liverpool (2015). Your contributions to the day were very much appreciated by all the presenters and the partnership team at HLTA North.

Notes and PowerPoints from the events can be accessed below.

SEND: an overview of recent changes (ppt)

Please visit: http://www.nataliepacker.co.uk for additional resources.

Gill Tricoglus/ Maxine Pountney/ Nick Mitchell, HLTA North & Leeds Beckett
Maximising the impact of TAs and HLTAs on children’s learning

Effective deployment of Teaching Assistants (ppt): workshop based on the findings and recommendations from the DISS Project, 2003-9, and the EDTA Project, 2011-12

Survey (audit): from http://maximisingtas.co.uk/services/auditing.php

Teacher/TA partnership

Blooms Taxonomy; Bloom Poster Mat; Blooms Cards question-stem

H & G Q Handout   H & G Answers

Book: Webster, R; Russell, A; Blatchford, P (2012) Maximising the Impact of Teaching Assistants: Guidance for school leaders and teachers, Routledge

Judith Robson, M.B.E. School Workforce Development Officer for Stockton

Fiona Hall, Award Leader BA Education, Staffordshire University

Exploring Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: ADHD Workshop Sue Andrews B.Ed (Hons); M.A.
Developing positive learning behaviour: Behaviour workshop (ppt)  Sheila Guise
Early identification and support for children with special needs: EY Workshop (ppt inc links to resources); Attachment presentation (ppt) Maxine Pountney/ Caroline Speight

Teaching assistants: case studies

Stories about HLTAs from around our regions ….. before and after gaining HLTA status!

If you would like to share your story please get in touch.