National Thank A TA Day!

Today we are celebrating National Thank a TA Day by acknowledging all the fantastic work that Teaching Assistants do with us and in the education sector at large. TAs provide support for both students and teachers, working hard every single day in the classroom supporting children in their care. Honestly, where would we be without them?

This year we are calling out a few special mentions to recognise our TAs for what they do – thank you so much!

Ashleigh Power

Photo of TA, Ashleigh PowerAshleigh has been working full time on supply as a Teaching Assistant at Upperby Primary School since 2020. She is a wonderful person to work with and consistently receives excellent feedback.

“Ashleigh is hard-working, resilient and always positive. She is a lovely TA who works incredibly hard at whatever she puts her mind to. We are delighted to nominate her for recognition on Thank a TA Day!” – Sarah Story, Education Manager, System People Education.

Thank you, Ashleigh, for your dedication to your role whilst always keeping a positive outlook!


Natasha Shaw

Photo of TA, Natasha ShawWe cannot thank Natasha enough this year for her continued support and flexibility to cover us and schools anywhere that she was needed.

“I am nominating Natasha as she has been an absolute pleasure to work with! Natasha has been flexible in her work, covering last minute when schools need help. Not to mention being incredibly supportive and covering in Administration and working as a Cover Supervisor. She would often change roles on the, as well as covering additional days to help during a very busy term last year!” – Jayne Lillington, Secondary Manager, System People Education

Workington Academy only had wonderful things to say about her work;

“Natasha has proved herself to be a well valued member of the Team working with us. She picked all the tasks up quickly, worked with accuracy and efficiency and established a good rapport with both pupils and staff.

“Natasha would often work outside her booked hours in order to help out at busy times, without hesitation– she is a great team player.

“Natasha was also very reliable and, as mentioned above, she would help out in any way she could. She was very adaptable and would often interchange between roles of TA, Admin and Cover Supervisor.”

Thank you, Natasha, for your ongoing work above and beyond the call of duty!


Kim Birch

Kim has been nominated by Jayne for her outstanding work, her flexible attitude and being an absolute superstar!

“I nominated Kim as she has always been a pleasure to work with – she is an experienced TA who has been very flexible and reliable in her work with us. Originally preferring Secondary, she was prepared to work as an LSA at the local college and loved it. She then transferred to cover at a Primary School in September – and now has been offered a permanent teaching assistant position!” – Jayne Lillington, Secondary Manager, System People Education.

After working with a college, they only had great things to say – “Kim was a very reliable and knowledgeable TA. She has good knowledge of working with learners with Autism, ADHD, Social and emotional and physical difficulties. She was extremely proactive within the classroom. Very supportive to colleagues and professional and friendly at all times. I would happily work with Kim again, she would be a great addition to any team.”

Congratulations, Kim, for your new permanent role at Caldew Lea Primary School and thank you for all your fantastic work!

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone at System People as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with you and couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunities that you’ve given me.” – Kim


Above all, thank you to every single TA doing their absolute best in the classroom and out of it. We all know how hard you are working and, from everyone at System People, we say thank you and good luck with your future endeavours.


Find out more about our available Teaching Assistant roles and how you could be doing fantastic work in schools today!