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Professional support staff in schools play an increasingly important role in supporting effective teaching and learning in and out of the classroom.

All members of a school’s workforce contribute to student standards of achievement therefore, we aim to make sure that support staff have the same opportunities as qualified teaching staff for professional development.

Higher level teaching assistants (HLTA)

If you are a teaching assistant, supporting teaching and learning within the classroom, this programme is an excellent professional development opportunity for you. The programme will help you to prepare a portfolio of evidence to show you’re meeting these standards.

The next Barnsley HLTA programme with available places commences in January 2022.

Dates as follows:

Cohort 26

  • Day 1 – Tuesday 3rd May 2022 – 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 2 – Tuesday 17th May 2022 – 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 3 – Tuesday 14th June 2022 – 9.30am – 3.00pm
  • Day 4 – Tuesday 19th July 2022 – 9.30am – 3.00pm

It is important to note that you should already be meeting higher level standards when you apply for the programme. Please do not hesitate to contact us if  you have any questions or need further information:

Karen Hartshorne, (HLTA Verifier)
Telephone: 01226 100450

Mobile: 07703 808468

Highly effective teaching assistant (HETA) programme

The HETA programme is for teaching assistants who are, or who have the potential to be outstanding in their roles. It is intended to develop the potential for teaching assistants to have a wider impact on improving the quality of teaching and learning across the school.

HETA Training flyer – November 2021