I applied for an English TA position within a Secondary School. I have a First Class English Literature degree and my passion is within the subject. This role seemed perfect before deciding whether to do my PGCE. I would be able to gain some experience and teach 1:1 or in small groups a subject I know a lot of about. The interview, however, was confusing. When asked if the TA position was solely within the English department, I was notified that I would be mostly in English, but not completely. I would be expected to cover some lessons - OK, fine. But this was not just within English Language and English Literature, which is what I applied for. I could be asked to cover in many lessons across the curriculum if staff are absent (including Geography and History). This was not the role I applied for. This seems like it is a Supply Teacher/Cover Supervisor role across the whole school. I have never known a subject specific TA to cover other subjects. They have always assisted that particular department. Is this typical for a TA subject specific role?