Sue Brown, this year’s outstanding higher level teaching assistant (HLTA), recently received her national award from Andrew Mitchell MP at a ceremony in Westminster.
Brown, who works at Malcolm Sargent school in Stamford, Lincolnshire was nominated by colleagues for her work in supporting pupils with special needs, running sporting events and delivering art lessons.
After qualifying for the national award following a series of regional heats, she beat the eight other finalists from schools across the UK to take the top spot.
Now in its fourth year, the award is aimed at teaching assistants who have gained HLTA status and go above and beyond what is required.
“It was very apparent after meeting the regional winners that we are a very diverse bunch and to have made the final at all was a great honour,” she said.
The award is organised by the HLTA National Assessment Partnership (HNAP), an organisation made up of the four regional assessment providers that manage the assessment of standards for HLTAs across England.
Featured picture: Winner Sue Brown, with HNAP chairman Professor Richard Rose, left, and Andrew Mitchell MP