HLTA National Assessment Partnership

The Regional Providers of Assessment (RPAs) will continue to provide rigorous, high quality external assessment and national moderation of candidates against the HLTA Standards now that the government funding for HLTA assessment has ended.

The partnership is made up of Strictly Education, HLTA North of England and the University of Northampton. All three have been HLTA assessment providers since 2004, initially as part of a national contract, but more recently within the HLTA National Assessment Partnership. The Partnership delivers HLTA assessment through a clear programme of application (supported by the school), a preparation course with follow up assignments that is informed by a Code of Practice, and finally a school based assessment visit where evidence is scrutinised and interviews take place with key members of staff

Regional Provider of Assessment (RPA)Regions covered
Strictly Education:
0800 073 4444, Option 1 then 6
07732 687487
London, south east & south west England, West Midlands, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Essex & Suffolk
HLTA North:
0113 812 2434
North West & North East England, Yorkshire & the Humber, N and NE Lincolnshire, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.
University of Northampton:
01604 893527
East Midlands (Except N and NE Lincolnshire), Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Bedfordshire and Peterborough.

We believe there is still a large appetite for HLTA status from schools and support staff and that the investment in achieving HLTA status brings significant benefits for children and schools.

The RPAs have formed The HLTA National Assessment Partnership, which will:

  • Be a national organisation working together under a transparent Code of Practice, accessible to schools
  • Operate locally within Regions to provide HLTA assessment and moderation
  • Maintain the national integrity and consistency of the HLTA status
  • Ensure that HLTA Status is underpinned by agreed National Standards
  • Be governed by a Board, including headteachers, HLTAs and RPAs
  • Work closely with schools and academies in the development of serving leaders, including HLTAs, in the training, preparation and assessment of candidates under the auspices of the RPA
  • Charge a national assessment fee
  • Apply a national assessment process subject to moderation and quality assurance
A very efficient and professional process. I wouldn’t fault the assessor – lovely manner as well as being extremely competent in the interview.

HLTA Candidate