What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Teaching Assistant (TA) in Birmingham:
Work well with other teacher assistant's as often. You will find teachers do not appreciate you as they say they do. In senior school you are often there for the behavior. Make sure the teachers give you a scheme of work where you can prepare for the upcoming lessons rather than last minute.
Teaching Assistant (TA) in Leicester:
"Stressful. You must be aware of being used."
Be strong don't get used by the school without recognizing your skill and being paid a decent salary