Thinking of becoming a HLTA?
WHAT IS HLTA STATUS?
Higher level teaching assistants undertake a wide variety of roles – some work across the curriculum, some act as specialist assistants for a specific subject or department – the work varies according to the needs, type and age-phase of the school.
- In all cases HLTA have at least one specific area of expertise in the development of learning and well-being of children and young people.
- In all cases HLTA work with individuals, small groups and whole classes to lead learning.
- HLTA status is awarded by Welsh Government to individuals who have proved that they meet the National Standards for HLTA.
- Candidates are required to have:-
- Achieved a qualification on first language welsh or English / literacy and mathematics/numeracy at level 2 of the national qualifications framework equivalent to GCSE A-C, or above and they must be able to provide proof of the details of those qualifications
- Sufficient experience to provide evidence that they meet the standards in relation to the hlta status
- Have had experience of teaching a whole class without a teacher being present
- The endorsement and support of the headteacher