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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Who we help

If you’ve worked or have retired from working in a school, a nursery or in any other education role with under 19’s for five years or more then Teaching Staff Trust is here for you. Our payments are to support you when something you couldn’t have anticipated happens. Among the people we’ve supported are nursery workers, teaching assistants and learning support staff, teachers, lunchtime supervisors, caretakers and school administrators.


Take a look at how we've helped people


Did you know?

Many people who ask for our support have credit and debts that they can’t manage. Whilst we won’t pay those debts off for you we’ll always encourage you to get free, impartial debt advice – there are always solutions available to you for dealing with debt.

"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