Associate membership


For all teaching assistants and those supporting teachers and learning in the classroom at every level.

Why join?

Teaching assistants play a critical role in supporting teachers and many support pupils with diverse and often challenging, special needs and behaviours. We want to celebrate your expertise, contribution and professionalism, and provide you with opportunities to develop and progress. The Chartered College of Teaching is your professional home and the only professional body for the teaching profession with a Royal Charter. Through Associate Membership we aim to recognise the significant contribution and impact those who support teaching and learning in the classroom make in supporting the education of young people.


Through an Associate Membership, you will feel:

– Celebrated and recognised for your professionalism

– Supported through webinars on topics including behaviour management and cognitive science

– Connected to 45,000 teaching professionals committed to improving the education of children and young people

– Confident in your work by taking charge of your professional development

– Heard through surveys and opportunities to have your say


– Be kept up to date with the latest research and tailored news

– Access CPD opportunities and be recognised for your professionalism with an Associate Certificate of Membership

– Digital copies of our award-winning journal Impact from the moment you join

Strengthen your knowledge of the curriculum through our free online courses and learning resources

– Member discounts to education organisations and major publishers

– Consultations and surveys to have your voice heard and shape your profession

Member discounts

Supporting students with SEND

Videos and webinars