Hi, I am a new teaching assistant with two terms almost under my belt. Prior to this position, I used to be a qualified level 3 nursery assistant. I am loving my new job working in a primary school in KS1. My Head has put me forward for HLTA training as she knew that I was interested in this from my interview and has said that she would write a letter in support of the application. Looking at the form I have to write in no more than 500 words my suitability for HLTA Status and why I consider myself to be working at a higher level, the impact of my support to learners, teachers and whole school, whilst considering the 33 standards that an HLTA should be working at or aiming to at least. First of all, I am thinking whether I would even be considered to be chosen to train for this with only two terms experience and the other problems is they want evidence of maths/english qualifications stapled to the application form! No idea where certificates are after 30 years!! So would probably have to complete a Learning Direct course or something to show I am working towards a relevant qualification. Rather long winded but in need of advice about my 500 word summary!! Help please.