Although I'm a TA atm I'm starting a PGCE in Sept and I'm worried about my ability to deal with inappropriate comments since an incident before the Easter Holidays. I had a year 9 pupil say to me 'you're real pretty miss' whilst I was working in a small group with her and some other pupils. I didn't say anything back to this because I didn't know what to say but I noticed the other students immediately looked to me for a reaction. Afterwards I wished I had said something to show the entire group that I comments like that are not appropriate and I feel like I have been undermined now. I want to make sure that during my PGCE I will know how to deal with these kind of comments confidently. What should be said in reply to that or should nothing be said??