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 Lockdown heroes of 2021.

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.


of headteachers believe TAs add value to their school

Teaching assistants working in schools across the UK


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.

head teacher

I would like to thank all of our TAs who have worked to provide the best education for our CYPs over the last 16 months

Head teacher

Sarah is one of our really dedicated teaching assistants who brings so much to the children in Shaftesbury. She goes above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure nobody is falling behind and that those who require the support always get it. Sarah continually checks...


Lucy at St Chris has been fantastic for my daughter. Hardworking, professional, caring and fun! Thank you Lucy!

Partner Prize Draw

The prize draw

Enter your school in our prize draw for the chance to win exclusive prizes from our official partners.