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GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant Course

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GLF Schools deliver the HLTA course alongside Strictly Education 4S which are the assessment body for the HLTA Programme in London and Southeast England.

The programme is delivered remotely.  Each course consists of 7 sessions and a school-based assessment.   

The dates and application form for 2022-2023 can be found below:

 HLTA Application Form

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The benefits of HLTA accredited status:

• Empower the HLTA to support the school in their own setting

• Ensure the Teaching Assistant receives accreditation of HLTA status

• Continuous improvement to support staff development

Program details:

The HLTA assessment is measured against the 33 National Standards for Teaching Assistants and enables schools to ensure their applicants have received accreditation of the status through independent assessment against these. The current success rate is 98%.

During the seven sessions, candidates will:

• Develop an understanding of the HLTA process and the overall expectations

• Map role in school to standards and identify gaps

• Understand what is meant by advancing the learning of individuals, groups, and whole classes in the context of HLTA status

• Understand how to complete the HLTA assignments

• Begin to complete a draft assignment under guidance

• Plan for the school assessment


Strictly Education 4S are part of the HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP).  HLTA status can only be awarded through the HLTA National Assessment Partnership. Strictly Education 4S are the assessment partner for the HLTA courses delivered by GLF Schools. Further information about our assessment partner can be found by visiting the Strictly Education 4S website

All applicants must:

• Obtain and be able to provide evidence of Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE A*- C grade) Maths and English qualifications - Level 2 Qualifications Guidelines for HLTA Program

• Already be working at HLTA level supporting 1:1 activities and demonstrating group and whole class teaching (this needs to be endorsed by the Headteacher via a reference on the application form). 

• Be able to attend the seven training sessions and the school-based assessment

HLTA Application Form


The cost of this course is £748.80 broken down as follows: £249.00 (£298.80 incl. VAT) for preparation and £450 (VAT exempt) for assessment provided by Strictly Education 4S. Withdrawal from the programme must be confirmed 7 working days in writing, prior to the start date, otherwise, a 50% cancellation fee will be incurred.

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