Nominate your Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants make classrooms work. They dedicate themselves to supporting teachers and enriching kids’ education through collaboration and close guidance.

A day for Teaching Assistants

16 September is a day for them. And on this day, we honour the TAs who go above and beyond for pupils with our National Teaching Assistant of the Year award.

Thank them for their service

We are calling on schools to nominate their TA superheroes. We want to hear all about:

  • The impact that they have on pupils everyday
  • How they make your job easier
  • How they go the extra mile

Three magic TAs

Our specialist judges will read over all your submissions to pick the winning TAs from three categories – Primary, Secondary and SEN to win some very special prizes.

There can only be three winners, but we want to make sure that every teaching assistant out there knows that they’re a star.

That’s why all nominees will receive a special certificate to keep as a little reminder of how much they mean to their schools.

Recognise the contribution of your star TA

How are winners decided?

How are the winners decided?

All submissions are reviewed by Teaching Personnel’s senior directors.

Our judges then pick the three TAs in each category who have gone the extra mile to make the biggest impact on pupils lives and relieve pressure on teachers.

How are winners announced?

How are the winners announced?

On 16 September, we reveal our three talented winners. They will each be presented with a special certificate, a glass trophy and a tablet computer.

Winner announcements will be made via our website and social media.

How are winners announced?

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.

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.

NTAD Selfie

Share it

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

Partner Prize Draw

The prize draw

Something for Teaching Assistants. And something for schools.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate someone for an award?

Simply fill out your details on the form above and click ‘Send Nomination’.

How do I nominate someone for an award?

Simply fill out your details on the nomination form and click ‘Nominate your TA’.

How many nominations can I submit?

You may nominate as many individual teaching assistants as you wish, however we can only accept one nomination per teaching assistant.

Who should complete the nomination form?

Anyone employed by the school where the nominated teaching assistant has worked can make a nomination, from Head Teachers to office administrators.

When is the deadline for nominations to be submitted?

All nominations must be submitted by 5 pm on Friday 10th September 2021. Unfortunately, late submissions cannot be accepted.

When will the winner be announced?

Winners will be announced on National Teaching Assistants’ Day 16th September 2021 on the website and throughout social media. The winning Teaching Assistant and their nominating school will be contacted in order to arrange a suitable time for the award presentation

Can I nominate myself for an award?

Self-nominations are not accepted.

I am having technical or accessibility issues with the nominations process. Who do I contact?

Please contact us at taoftheyear@teachingpersonnel.com for assistance or send us an enquiry using our contact form.