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.


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.

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Take a selfie

NTAD Selfie Frames

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NTAD Selfie

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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.


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.

Nominate a TA

I would like to nominate Samantha Rouston at Iveshead School. I have known Sam for over 7 years, she has been a marvellous support for the students, but not only that she has been a fabulous support for me during classes. Although computer science classes can be...

Mrs Griffin

Mrs Griffin from Farndon Fields Primary School. Supportive & consistent & the children all just think she is fab 💕

Thank you Miss Allum!

Thank you for everything, even though you may not be my girls TA anymore she still thinks the world of you and looks forward to still saying hello in the mornings at drop off. All the little things you did made her feel so special in her 1st year of school. Your a star!

We love Mrs Gill

Thank you so much for all you do. Massive impact on Poppy in a teeny tiny short time since the start of term. Thank you

Class teacher

I would like to thank my LSA Nikki who always goes above and beyond for all the children in our school. Our class has many lovely children with high needs and Nikki is always putting them first and ensuring their needs are met. She is caring, considerate and has a...

Mrs Jordan is our hero

We had the most amazing teaching assistant that did lots of 121 with our special needs son in mainstream primary school, she went above and beyond! My son really came on with her help, support and love! Just a shame we couldn’t take her with us to secondary school ;)...

You’re a star

Dawn, you’re always looking to see how you can support the children in your care and always look for and take advice so willingly. I love working with you - thank you for being you!

Thank you Mrs Reid!!!

As an NQT/ECT having an amazing TA means everything. Tracey you are fantastic and I couldn’t ask for a better person to work with. Thank you for the support and hard work. xx

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