L/R Deborah Carter (YH), Angela Spruce (NW), Helen Davidson (NE)

The 2017-18 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 Tuesday 18 September 2018.

The Peter Sutherland Award for the Outstanding HLTA in Yorkshire and Humber was awarded to Deborah Carter at Austhorpe Primary School in Leeds. The HLTA North Partnership Award for the North West was awarded to Angela Spruce at Hebden Green School in Cheshire. The North East winner, Helen Davidson of St Anne’s CofE Primary School in Bishop Auckland was highly commended. 

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.