HLTAs form an integral part within the school system. With the ability to take on classes in the absence of a Teacher, to offer SEN support to pupils who require it, there are a number of reasons as to why we recommend promoting HLTA’s within your school.


In the dynamic and ever-evolving landscape of education, one role has emerged as a vital asset in promoting effective teaching and learning: the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA). HLTAs bring a wealth of knowledge, skills, and expertise to the classroom, enhancing the educational experience for both teachers and students alike. Promoting HLTA’s within your school can lead to improved outcomes, enriched classroom environments, and a stronger sense of collaborative learning.

By promoting HLTAs, you can tap into their specialized knowledge and ensure that your school benefits from their expertise in supporting students with diverse learning needs, delivering targeted interventions, and creating inclusive classroom environments.

Assisting Teachers

HLTAs possess a unique skill set that complements the work of teachers. They can work collaboratively with educators, offering valuable support in planning and delivering lessons, providing individualised attention to students, and assessing progress. This collaborative approach enhances teaching practices and enables teachers to focus on key instructional aspects, knowing that HLTAs are there to provide additional guidance and support. The synergy between teachers and HLTAs creates a cohesive learning environment where students receive personalised attention and teachers have the freedom to explore innovative teaching methods.

Additionally, HLTAs play a crucial role in fostering positive relationships between teachers, students, and parents. Their presence in the classroom enables them to build a strong rapport with students, providing a safe and supportive environment where students feel valued and understood. This positive connection between HLTAs and students can lead to increased engagement, improved behaviour, and enhanced academic outcomes. HLTAs can also offer a collaboration with parents, sharing insights about students’ progress and development, and establishing effective communication channels. By promoting HLTAs, you strengthen the partnerships between school, home, and the wider community, creating a united front in supporting students’ educational journeys.

Promoting HLTAs

Promoting HLTAs within your school has far-reaching benefits. These individuals bring specialised knowledge, collaboration, and a passion for supporting student learning. By recognising their knowledge, nurturing their professional growth, and fostering positive relationships, you create an environment that embraces diversity, collaboration, and continuous improvement. The presence of HLTA’s in your school contributes to enriched classroom experiences, increased teacher effectiveness, and improved student outcomes. Embrace the potential of HLTA’s, and together we can create a brighter future for education.

Our online Level 4 HLTA qualification helps to guide the individuals into the role, with the added benefit of being studied online at a time and pace that suits both the individual and the school’s timetable. 

If you are interested in learning more about the qualification, or The Learning College, please contact the team today.