I'll keep it brief. The academy I work at employ an HLTA to teach maths (KS3 only) full time. He is on an 80% timetable and has been told to meet with his line manager every week to make sure all is OK. HOD has taken to 'popping in' to his lessons and is then very critical of the way he is teaching. He plans and delivers lessons and also marks books. Lovely man, but he has quite poor literacy skills and, at the end of the day is not a qualified teacher (and unlikely to become one as he has no interest in studying for a degree). It's great for him to be given this opportunity and there is no doubt that he is an asset to the school as the children love him (especially the lower ability) but I feel slightly uncomfortable that this person is being allowed to teach 'unchecked' and, quite frankly, being taken advantage of. Just wondered what other people think - is this an appropriate way to use a HLTA?