I have been a teacher for 10 years but for various reasons (studying; wanting to get a different type of experience) I'm thinking about whether it would be possible for me to apply for TA jobs in future. I know that being a TA would involve an array of additional challenges that I've probably never encountered as a secondary classroom teacher. I also suspect that most TA posts would have lots of really excellent, appropriately-trained applicants and that I therefore wouldn't be considered seriously! That said, I know that some of my skills and experience would be transferable to the role. I'd be grateful for any advice or stories of other people's experiences.