Covid-19 (Coronavirus) notice

The Teaching Staff Trust is trying to work normally through this period. If you are facing financial difficulties you can download and complete our application form from this website or you can complete a contact form and we will forward one to you as soon as we can. We won’t be answering the phone but you can leave a message which we’ll pick up and try to respond to you. You can email us at and we’ll reply as quickly as we can.

We do understand what a difficult time this is going to be for everyone and you might find that some of the following will give you advice and information that you need: - this website will help you to get in touch with your local council if you have immediate food, money or housing issues.

If you’re struggling with anxiety at the moment please look at who have produced a useful guide -

You can find out more about symptoms and advice about covid 19 at and

MIND have put together a helpful webpage with advice about self isolation -

ACAS have produced information for employers and employees which you might find helpful -

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We provide financial support when something’s happened that you couldn’t have expected.  If this is you and you’ve worked within the education sector for at least five years, we may well be able to help.


Apply for financial support


We help a wide range of professions in the education sector

Who we help

Our payments can be used to help you with your bills, household costs, travel or other essentials that you’ve incurred as a result of something happening that you couldn’t have expected.  They are not loans, you don’t have to pay us back and it costs you nothing to apply to us.

"When I was ill, I had to give up my position as a teaching assistant. TST supported me so I could get back on track"

Karen - Former Teaching Assistant

"I spent so much looking after myself and my daughter I ran out of money for the essentials. TST gave me the chance to move closer to family"

Denise - Retired Teacher

"When a Housing Association found me a home near work, TST helped me to pay my first month’s rent and gave me money for carpets and furniture."

Angie - Teaching support

We're here to help

Our payments can help to relieve the financial impact in very difficult times:

Debt relief or financial support
  • When someone close to you dies
  • When you’re ill or been injured
  • If your relationship breaks down
  • When you suddenly have to move
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