I have always got on with my previous teaching assistants really well. I have someone new this year and she is already driving me mad!! She comes across as a really negative person who is continually moaning. She moans about the classroom, only seems to notice faults with the children. I have told her about the way I work and she questions it. (I am an experienced teacher). When I have given her a job to do, she gives me half an hour briefings on what she has been doing. With all my books to mark, I don't need briefings of this length! If I give her a job to do, she will do it when she wants. Not when I require it. When I made a decision last week about something in class, she went straight to the head to inform her of what I was doing. Her negativity, her questioning of the way I work is really getting me down. Instead of being an asset in the classroom, I find I work a lot better without her and my classroom is a happier place. I get the impression that she wasn't happy being moved from where she was and never wanted to work in my year group. I can't seem to get away from her moaning. Any advice on how I can keep sane this year? Any one else having similar problems?