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Fully qualified teacher working as a TA?

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by chrissy_powell, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Are there any fully qualified teachers out there who are working as TA's? Since qualifiying as a teacher I have had some work as a teacher through a supply agency but I have been forced to take a TA job to 'pay the bills.'

    Don't get me wrong, I actually really like the job! And I think it will certainly help with my classroom skills and with forming relationships with my students when the full time job does come along. I now will appreciate the hard work that TA's do in lessons that I will teach!
    But I still yearn for that illusive job....
     
  2. Are there any fully qualified teachers out there who are working as TA's? Since qualifiying as a teacher I have had some work as a teacher through a supply agency but I have been forced to take a TA job to 'pay the bills.'

    Don't get me wrong, I actually really like the job! And I think it will certainly help with my classroom skills and with forming relationships with my students when the full time job does come along. I now will appreciate the hard work that TA's do in lessons that I will teach!
    But I still yearn for that illusive job....
     
  3. I work as a TA (the only male in the whole school) but am a secondary qualified teacher. Have worked in secondary for three years but decided on a change :)
     
  4. Had a TA interview in the morning with 2 other people. All 3 of us are teachers.
    Can't comment on the 3 other people interviewing in the afternoon/tomorrow, but you get the picture.
     
  5. The irony of it is that you are a QTS, while TAs, cover supervisors etc are being employed as cut price 'teachers'................
     
  6. I agree....very ironic BUT not the TA's fault.
    I went for a HLTA job, I was very keen and think it's time for me to move on up and guess what......the position was filled by a teacher.
    Quid pro Quo....
     

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