What is HLTA status?

How does the role differ from a TA?

What is Higher Level Teaching Assistant Status?

HLTA is a nationally recognised status. People who have HLTA status have been assessed as having successfully met 33 specific Standards.

What do HLTAs do?

This varies from setting to setting. However, in order to meet the Standards, HLTAs have to be able to demonstrate that they:

  • Behave in a professional manner and work well with colleagues
  • Advance the learning of children and young people in a range of different situations, including teaching whole classes without any qualified teacher being present
  • Direct the work of other adults supporting teaching and learning
  • Understand the curriculum
  • Can plan and personalise activities
  • Monitor, assess and evaluate learning
  • Follow school policies, including those related to learners’ wellbeing and SEN.

I love the cross over between being a class TA to the class teacher when needed.  I have decided to investigate how I could become a teacher.  I am really inspired.

Tina, The Federation of St Clements and St Johns Infants

A full list of the 33 Standards can be found in

HLTA Standards

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