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Gossip and Teaching Assistants!

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by GeorgeFriendly, May 28, 2011.

  1. It sounds familiar. Although most TAs probably do a good job, I think it has to be remembered that they often have only a GCSE level of education and, of course, have not attained any professional standards (unless they're an HLTA). Also, it is worth remembering that TAs are usually employed at Grade 4 (about £10 500 pro rata) but are often expected to provide a much higher level of service. In theory, any bored 'mum' with a couple of GCSEs is welcomed into our schools. Says it all really.

  2. Yearly pm comes round, just remember this remark!
    Down to the head to have a pep talk with them on their behaviour and responsibilities.
  3. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    If they have time to indulge in gossip, they clearly don't have enough to do to keep them busy.... Does raise the question what the value of them might be - in this particular school.

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