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Higher Level Teaching Assistants

"Although HLTA is a status rather than a qualification, HLTAs are seen as having skills and knowledge that represent a progression from the level 3 qualifications." Training and Development Agency for Schools

Higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) work alongside teachers, providing valuable support for teaching and learning activities. HLTAs work right across the curriculum, acting as specialist assistants for specific subjects or departments, or helping to plan lessons and develop support materials. They work closely with teachers, complementing their role and freeing them up to have more time to develop each pupil to his or her potential.

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or look through our case studies on working as an HLTA in a Hertfordshire school: