Hi All, This is a bit of a complicated one so I'll try to explain the situation as best as I can! I'm currently employed by a secondary school with academy status as a TA Level 3 for 30 hours a week. However I have QTS and have completed a KS2/3 Education degree with MFL and still need to complete my NQT year. When I got the Level 3 TA position my main duties were; 50% of the time was in class support supporting children with statements. The other 50% was to co-ordinate and deliver interventions (mainly literacy as this is a big issue within the school). I was responsible for assessing the reading and spelling ability across the school (Year 7 - Year 11) and then putting in appropriate interventions for those who weren't reading at a functional reading/spelling age. After a year in the position a staff 'restructure' occurred and all TAs hours were reduced to 27.5 per week, including myself, without any reduction in workload. Earlier this year the SENCo went on maternity leave and I was asked to take up some additional responsibilities. This involved taking on her teaching hours (10 hours per week), organising cover when TAs are absent and assessments for application for exam access. I was happy to do this as the school were willing to pay me extra and pay for me to do some of my NQT year. In the last couple of months another staff restructure has occurred and my Level 3 position has been re-written as an 'Advanced Level Teaching Assistant.' The classroom support part of the original job has now been dropped however I'm still expected to co-ordinate and deliver the interventions, timetable and cover the TAs, complete exam access assessments plus oversee and plan schemes of work for the TAs delivering an alternative provision qualification at KS4! All for the same Level 3 pay but now working 36 hours per week. One half of me thinks that this is all good experience, and I've really learned a lot since I've been in the position, but the other half of me thinks that I'm being completely taken advantage of because of my teaching qualification. I know were all in a climate at the minute where everybody has an increasing workload, but it would be nice to have some recognition for the amount of work I'm being asked to do! Any advice would be much appreciated! Thanks!