Hi, I graduated from Uni last year, and have been a Teaching Assistant working in Nursery since the end of October. The job I am in was advertised as a general TA role, not 1:1 (I sadly no longer have the advert, but I wouldn't have applied for it had it been advertised 1:1). I wasn't given a job description, however I have kept the copy that was on the recruitment site where I found the job details. It's a generic TA job description. When I started the job, I was told that I would be given responsibility for carrying out Speech and Language Therapy interventions with some children (I have a Linguistics degree), and that I would be supported by a Speech and Language Therapist (as I have been). I also made it quite clear in the interview that while I am really interested in Speech Therapy, I have never had any training and this was one of the questions I asked about at interview. I am now finding however that I'm really out of my depth with the SLT. They are aware that I need training and so are sending me on two courses in a couple of weeks and in March. This is fine, however I am currently worried that if they were to do an observation, I would completely fail it at the moment. The other thing that I'm feeling incredibly stressed out about is the fact that I have been given responsibility for a pupil with suspected Autism. I am however very unsure whether I am 1:1 or a just a Keyworker. Around a couple of months ago when the child was assessed by SEN services the class teacher made it clear that I wasn't a 1:1 and that the child has no-one assigned to him in that capacity. However now I am being expected to follow his speech and SEN support plans that the SENCo has given (not discussed) with me, and have been described to the PPA supply teacher (by the normal teacher) as this child's 1:1. So I am getting really mixed messages. I purposely didn't apply for 1:1 as I didn't want the responsibility, and now it seems I have assumed this role, despite no formal clarification. I don't know how to bring this up with my class teacher without sounding like I am reluctant to work in this capacity, and I wanted to know how normal it is for TA positions to change slightly from what was applied for? Would it be reasonable to explain my frustration that I have never been explicitly told that I am this child's 1:1? Has anyone else had a similar situation? How should I bring it up? Are there any inexperienced TA's currently doing SLT in early years that would have any advice? I feel guilty because I have a Linguistics degree so understand all the terminology on the support plans but putting it into practice is difficult (we use toys however I am expected to plan which resources to use each week and report back to the therapist). I have a child with attention targets who I am struggling just to get to sit down in the sessions, although sometimes he is fine - it varies from day to day. I am struggling to break through to the other child with suspected ASD. Any advice is appreciated! Thank you.