Higher Level Teaching Assistant (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

APPLICATION PACK FOR THE 2017-18 HLTA PROGRAMME

National Standards

Literacy and Numeracy Guidance

Head teacher Briefing Note

Application Form HLTA

HLTA PowerPoint

Closing date for returning applications is 1pm 31/01/2018.

Training Opportunity.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HLTA PROGRAMME 2017-18

If you are interested in becoming an HLTA come to an information session for Teaching Assistants and Headteachers.

  • Information Session 2017-18 

Information Sessions 4-5pm HLTA 2017-18

Book a place

14/11/2017

Village Hotel Swansea,

Langdon Rd, Swansea SA1 8QY

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sesiynau-codi-ymwybyddiaeth-calu-hlta-awareness-raising-sessions-tickets-39084345329

21/11/2017

Newtown High School,

Newtown, Powys. SY16 1JE

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sesiynau-codi-ymwybyddiaeth-calu-hlta-awareness-raising-sessions-tickets-39084393473

10/01/2018

Closing of Applications

 

You (and your Headteacher where possible) are welcome to attend any of the above sessions. To confirm your attendance email  hlta@erw.org.uk.