The biggest jump from TA to HLTA for most is the introduction of ‘Professional Skills’, that is the expectations around planning, teaching and learning, monitoring and assessment. Whereas TA’s are very much directed by teachers, stepping up to working with and contributing to these areas can be daunting. Here we take this section of the professional standards for HLTA’s and look at which approaches, theories and structure can help guide you in making the best decisions when planning. This course is therefore aimed at TA’s aspiring to become HLTA’s, or HLTA’s wishing to develop their knowledge in this area.
With over 20 years experience, Julie is a staunchly passionate and committed primary educator, having dedicated her career to training and school improvement. She travels nationally and internationally to support schools though evidence based research with subject specific, teaching pedagogies and other focus areas. She specialises in SEND and early language learning and still teaches in order to maintain a close connection pupils and the current themes in education.