Benefits of HLTA status

Positive impacts on pupil performance

What are the benefits?

Research by NFER in 2007 reported many benefits, including the rise in confidence and self-esteem of those gaining the status. Headlines from the report were that 91% of senior leaders and 80% of HLTAs identified positive impacts on pupil performance resulting from the HLTA role. 73% of senior leaders said that HLTA had reduced teacher workload. See our national partnership website:

HLTA status is verification that you meet the highest level nationally agreed Standards for adults supporting teaching and learning. This verifies the quality of your work and assures parents and carers (as well as OFSTED) that learners are receiving high quality support.


  1. Fit for purpose, nationally recognised professional status – over 40,000 HLTAs since 2003
  2. Highly positive impact on schools and outcomes for children and young people
  3. HLTAs report greatly improved confidence, self-esteem and aspirations
  4. Brings credits towards foundation degree
  5. Effective performance management framework
  6. Assures quality through rigorous national standards
  7. Cost effective, home grown cover for PPA and other needs
  8. Enhances knowledge, expertise and skills in supporting learning
  9. Career progression for HLTAs and mentors
  10. Can support progression to QTS.

You have to be so adaptable as you are challenged from day to day… and I like that.

Debs, Bethany Junior Schools

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