I am a TA with 6 years experience. I cover PPA and teach languages in my primary school. I gained my HLTA last summer. I cannot get a class to behave as well for me as their teacher. It is not very noticeable in KS1 but is in upper KS2. It isn't awful behaviour but the children do chat more even though I use the strategies I observe my colleagues using. I am currently studying my biology GCSE in order to apply to teach. I love working in a school and would love to step up. However, I suppose I am feeling that I don't want to jump through all the hoops / incur expense to find that, eventually you either have class control, or you don't. I do lunch duties as well as work as a TA when not covering classes too. Thoughts please!