Introduction to the Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status
Achieving Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.
The standards required for becoming an HLTA were first published in September 2003. Since that time more than 40,000 teaching assistants across the UK have met the criteria and achieved HLTA status. And you could join them.
How do the national HLTA standards work?
Teaching assistants need to provide evidence that they meet the 33 standards to become an HLTA. This is done by completing eight tasks; including working one-to-one, with a small group and with a whole class.
In November 2007, the HLTA standards were revised and they’re grouped under three headings:
- Professional Attributes
- Professional Knowledge and Understanding
- Professional Skills
To see the HLTA standards in detail please take a look at the Self Review form. This form is designed to be used by colleagues mentoring teaching assistants on the HLTA programme.
Need more information?
More details can be found on the national HLTA website. If you, or your line manager, have any further queries about HLTA or need advice, please contact:
HLTA Community South West
Helen Jane, Administrator
Telephone: 01305 224703
Sheila Smith, Programme Consultant
Telephone: 01202 262289