Hi all, I'd really appreciate some guidance with the issue below. If you're reading and not sure how to respond, but might be able to point me in the right direction, please do. I’ve completed my PGCE, but decided not to go into teaching, however, in the absence of a plan B did some work as a TA through an agency last year. This year I took a TA position offered directly from the school in inner London. They judged me to be at Scale 3, point 15, earning £17,757 per year. At the moment I take students out of lessons in groups of 2-4 twice a week to do English intervention and Lego Therapy lessons. After school I support students in ‘Homework Club’ and do reading interventions twice a week during Tutor time. This coming week I've been chosen to teach a small group of Y11s during tutor time who need support in Maths leading up to their GCSE. I spoke openly about taking on Y11s for GCSE prep after school previously, but made it clear that I would expect to be compensated appropriately. It seems at the moment they have gone ahead and planned this, but thus far have had no conversation about money with me. I called NEU, which I am a member of, but they could only be so helpful because my position lands somewhere between that of a TA and a Classroom Teacher. I was told that if I’m taking kids out and leading regular intervention lessons then I should at least be making the equivalent of an HLTA, but again the union couldn’t tell me what a HLTA could expect to earn. As someone leading groups of anywhere between 16-25 after school I should expect more again. Does anyone have any suggestions? I really would love some help so I could negotiate appropriately rather than be thrust into a situation without having asked for suitable pay. Real figures would be helpful! Thank you!