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.
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 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.
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
Party banners, thank you cards, and selfie frames for everyone.
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.
Let us know how you’re celebrating. Share your posts online using #NationalTADay
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.
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 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
Thank you to our amazing Chapter House teaching assistants - Justine Smith and Joanne Duston. Justine enthusiastically works with all ages from the babies in Kindergarten to Personal Development sessions with Year 5. As a trained Occupational Therapist, Joanne played...
I would like to nominate Mrs Dolman- Milner (TA) for the endless support, kindness, care and patience with our son Dexter. You make a difference to Dexters day every single day and we cannot thank you enough.
Well done to Angela Delaney for the amazing job she does!
Thank you to all of our SEND Teaching Assistants out there, we appreciate you!
I wish to thank all our TAs at Oakfield, ST Andrews and Danesfield Manor, for the dedication they show every day, towards the pupils. our Teaching Assistants make a significant difference to outcomes.
Diolch o gallon i bob aelod o'r Tim Cynorthwyol am eich gwaith arbennig drwy gydol blwyddyn heriol iawn I bawb ym myd addysg. I would like to personally thank every one of our Teaching Assistants for their fantastic work in supporting our pupils, taking on additional...
Thank you for all that you do, day in, day out, to make such a difference to our incredible children and their inspirational families. It means the world x
BIG respect and love for Amanda Cartledge at Beamont Community Primary School in Warrington. She has been a mentor to me and an unbelievable source of information and knowledge!
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