Nominate Your Classroom Champion

Nominate a TA from your Primary, Secondary, or SEN school in England and Wales for the Teaching Assistant of the Year 2024 award.

The winners are announced on National Teaching Assistants’ Day on September 27th.

National Teaching Assistants' Day

What Is National Teaching Assistants’ Day?

National Teaching Assistants’ Day is an awareness day on Friday 27th September. Schools across the UK celebrate their own TAs and nominate their favourites for our Teaching Assistant of the Year award.

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of headteachers believe TAs add value to their school

Teaching assistants working in schools across the UK

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of parents of autistic children want more teaching assistants in UK schools

Why Was the Awareness Day Created?

Teaching assistants work long hours in classrooms across the UK. Their vital work to support children’s education has always deserved greater recognition. This is a way to show them our thanks.

Why was the NTAD created?
TA of the Year

Teaching Assistant of the Year

On Friday 27th September winners of the 8 categories and overall TA of the year award will be announced. If your school has a TA who always goes above and beyond for pupils, why not nominate them?

Winners are notified on the day and receive a trophy, voucher, and certificate!

Nominate your Teaching Assistant   →

Celebrate With Us

Do you want to get involved and join in the fun? Here’s how you can mark National Teaching Assistants’ Day at your school.

NTAD Flyers

Download our party props

Party banners, thank you cards, and selfie frames for everyone. A party pack will be sent to all schools that nominate for the TA of the year competition.

Get them here →

NTAD Selfie Frames

Take a selfie

A great party should be allowed to live on. Capture the fun forever by taking a snap with one of our selfie frames.

Get them here →

NTAD Selfie

Share it

Let us know how you’re celebrating. Share your posts online using #NationalTADay and you could win a hamper.

Thank Your Teaching Assistant

Write a little tribute to your favourite TA and we’ll display it right here on the website.

Thank you for everything

Nadine, thank you for everything that you do. You are an amazing TA not only for the learners and teacher you support but also the rest of your colleagues and friends in the department. We would be lost without you.

Thank you for everything

Nadine, thank you for everything that you do. You are an amazing TA not only for the learners and teacher you support but also the rest of your colleagues and friends in the department. We would be lost without you.

SENDCo

This is a thank you to Hazel Dearden who works quietly and tirelessly often behind the scenes and usually doing the “unglamorous” essential tasks that glues the support we offer to pupils and their families at Ribblesdale School.

Thank you

Lorraine, thank you for always dressing up in whatever ridiculous costumes I ask you to. Thank you for being so positive and always supporting the children. I love working with you!

Teacher

Cheryl is a wonderful ta is goes above and beyond to support the students In our school

Teacher

Cheryl is a wonderful ta is goes above and beyond to support the students In our school

Mrs Cameron Wyke Regis Weymouth

Without a doubt, the most incredible, amazing, beautiful teaching assistant that ever lived. Mrs Cameron you were as kind to me and you were to my son. We are grateful to have you in our lives. Some days I felt lost as a parent but you’re always there for us both and...

Merci Melina

Melina is a very caring teacher assistant who always makes time for all the students. She always finds a way to juggle her responsibilities as a member of the staff and being a fantastic mother to her children.

Mental and Physical wellbeing lead

I would like to nominate Anne Smith at Evergreen Primary school for her continued hard work and long term service to our school and its pupils. Anne has always given 100% to the pupils in her class, going above and beyond to ensure the children have a positive...

Mental and Physical wellbeing lead

I would like to nominate Anne Smith at Evergreen Primary school for her continued hard work and long term service to our school and its pupils. Anne has always given 100% to the pupils in her class, going above and beyond to ensure the children have a positive...