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.

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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.

Thank you!

Dear Kim Mitchell, What a whirlwind your first year as an LSA has been! You arrived as a fresh faced young person embarking on the start of a new career with next to no experience, fast forward a year you are one of the most consistent and strongest LSA's I have had...

Miss E Kelly

Miss Kelly cares so much for the children, and shows great interest in them. She has fun with learning and I hear nothing but good things from my son and nephew who she teaches. She really does go above and beyond especially with communicating with parents. Miss Kelly...

Thank you!

Dear Michelle Gould, There are not enough words in the world to thank you for all that you do. You are firm but fair, have a great sense of fun and are amazing with the most challenging of pupils. My desk is tidy because of you and I never have to worry about doing a...


I couldn't do my job without you and your never-ending support. We miss you and can't wait for you to return xxx


I want to thank all of my TAs and HLTAs for the fantastic work they do supporting our children to access learning opportunities. The difference you all make to our young people is significant, so, thank you!

Head of Creative Arts at Queen Ethelburgas

We have some great TA's here at QE but I would like to recognise the work of June Noble - she has worked with and helped many of our Creative Arts students over the time she has been with us. She is always positve and encouraging - enabling students to realise their...

SEN teacher

Would not be able to do my job without the hard work, dedication and sense of humour of my three wonderful LSA's. Thank you.


To all the TA's at The Cobbs Infant & Nursery school, you are superstars! We are so lucky to have such dedicated and supportive staff. Thank you for all you do.

Head Teacher

To all of the amazing TAs at Squirrels Heath Infant school. We couldn't do it without you and are so thankful for all of your hard work and commitment to our pupils and school. You are worth your weight in GOLD!

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