In this section we try to demystify the different ways of gaining qualifications that allow you to work with young people in mainstream schools. As the roles of Teaching Assistant (TA) and Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) both have the potential to involve support for children with community languages, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) is no longer the only option.
We hope that colleagues and teachers will refer to these pages to update their awareness of the opportunities now available, and also share this knowledge with others. The aim of our project is to promote partnership, and partnership lies at the heart of the training system for teachers. We trust that the information we carry on the Our Languages website helps empower individuals from all communities to achieve their career goals in the world of education.