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 2022 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 or order our party props

NTAD Flyers

Party banners, thank you cards, and selfie frames for everyone. We can even post them to you (subject to availability).

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 and you could win a hamper.

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?

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

Thank Your Teaching Assistant

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

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


Mrs Knowles is an amazing TA, nothing is too much trouble, a genuinely lovely, caring dedicated lady. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

Thank you Mrs McKeown

Thank you Mrs M for everything you do. Listening to us read, helping us with all of our work, catching us up when we find things tricy and most of all supporting Miss Hazel always. We would be lost without you - you really are one of a kind. Nothing is ever to much...


Thank you Laraib for all your hard work, technical help and joy you bring to class. We appreciate your help


I nominate miss shaw of Whitegate primary school Clifton Nottingham

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