National Teaching Assistants’ Day

 

National Teaching Assistants’ Day was created by Teaching Personnel to recognise the valuable contribution Teaching Assistants make to children’s education and support.

On 16 September we want schools across the UK to join in acknowledging the Teaching Assistant heroes.

National Teaching Assistants' Day

What is National Teaching Assistants’ Day?

National Teaching Assistants’ Day is an awareness day taking place on 16 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 NTAD created?

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?

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.

Download our party props

NTAD Flyers

Party banners, thank you cards, and selfie frames for everyone.

Get them here →

Take a selfie

NTAD Selfie Frames

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

Share it

NTAD Selfie

Let us know how you’re celebrating. Share your posts online using #NationalTADay

TA of the Year

Teaching Assistant of the Year

On 16 September, one classroom superhero will be named our official TA of the Year. If your school has a TA who always goes above and beyond for pupils, why not nominate them?

Thank Your Teaching Assistant

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

Thank you Mrs Clark

Dear Mrs Clark, You have been an amazing teacher to me this year and offered continued support at every opportunity. We are very grateful to you. PJ qnd mum

Thank you Mrs Clark

Dear Mrs Clark, You have been an amazing teacher to me this year and offered continued support at every opportunity. We are very grateful to you. PJ qnd mum

Thank you Mrs Clark

Dear Mrs Clark, You have been an amazing teacher to me this year and offered continued support at every opportunity. We are very grateful to you. PJ qnd mum

Thank you Mrs Seriphin

Dear Miss Seriphin You have been so amazing this year and offered me so much support. Me and my mum think you are one in a million

Thank you Mrs Seriphin

Dear Miss Seriphin You have been so amazing this year and offered me so much support. Me and my mum think you are one in a million

Superstar TA!

It may help to summarise some of the amazing qualities of Maggie Paul. She is kind, caring, amazingly efficient, nurturing, organised, intuitive, super human, special and all round fantastic! Maggie always puts children first. She will have a line of current and...

Ta

I want to thank tina and sarah at river side school as they are the best TAs I have ever meet. They come in every day with a heart full of love and thrive to better the lives of every child they meet. They always go above and beyond even under challenging times....

Amazing TA

Tina is a absolute amazing and caring teaching assistant who has a huge heart and thrives every day to better the lives of everyone young person she has the privilege to work with. Her heart is pure gold and deserves recognition for all she does xx

Three shining stars

A big thank you to the big three heroes at Laleham Gap's Post 16 provision - my three TAs Pauline, Pauline and Ruth. You make a difference to our students every day, always going the extra mile to support them.