Hi, I'm a specific EAL teaching assistant in my early 20s and go to all different settings across the local authority supporting particularly vulnerable learners. In secondary settings I have positive relations with all staff and students and am respected however I have noticed when I have been going into primary schools I have repeatedly been referred to as a student. Teachers and inclusion staff are given my name prior to my arrival, I wear an identification badge showing I am a member of staff but yet I am still referred to and often treated like a student on work experience despite this not being case - although I do have a bit of a baby face! This has made me feel a little uncomfortable and undermined as I am often planning my own sessions and creating resources. I'm probably over reacting and maybe should take it as a compliment that I still look so young but it is making me feel quite under appreciated. Has anyone else experienced this?