Answered By: Sarah Purcell
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2019     Views: 2018

The Professional Standards for Teaching Assistants can be downloaded from the National Association of Head Teachers webpage (PDF). 


Most courses use Harvard style from Cite Them Right, which we’ve used to generate the following reference:

NAHT et al. (2016) Professional standards for teaching assistants. Available at: (Accessed: 5 April 2018).


These standards were drafted by an expert panel led by Kate Dethridge, which was commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE). The DfE chose not to publish them, but they granted permission for them to be published by other interested parties. More information about this is available on the Maximising Teaching Assistants webpage.