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.

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.


I would like thanks to Mr. Brownrigg of Park Community Academy in Blackpool.


I would like to say a huge thank you to our amazing TAs - from Nursery up to Year 6. You are all amazing and our very own superheroes!

Area Leader of MFL

Thank you to all the TA's who support us in MFL (or have done in recent years). Our subject is not an easy one when supporting the pupils, and we appreciate how much you all embrace it and give it a go! Thanks from all of Team MFL x


I nominate Margaret Derricott she gos above and beyond for everyone .

You’re the best!

Thank you to all of the wonderful, hard-working, superstar TAs @LaceyFieldLouth. The love and care you show for our little bees is amazing and really helps them to be the best version of themselves. Thank you so much for everything we see and all of the things we...

Centre Manager

I would like to nominate one of my SEN TA's. Her name is Charlotte Bagnall and always goes the extra mile for her students. Charlotte breathes extra life into all classroom activities and nothing is too much trouble for her. During lockdown she was able to continue to...

Centre Manager – Bilston

I would like to thank this Angela for her continual and constant hard work for this team. She is a joy to have in the centre and she is extremely passionate about the SEN learners that she has contact with daily. Angela will go above and beyond every day to make sure...

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