Hi all. I've been thinking about training as a primary school teacher, and am currently looking into spending a year as a TA to get some experience and help me decide if it's a good career choice for me. Has anyone else done this before applying for school direct or a PGCE? Has anyone used any of the recruitment agencies such as Edustaff, Thames Teachers or Academics to gain one of the graduate TA positions and if so, how have you found them? (I'm based in London, and have seen quite a few of these agencies advertising for graduate TA's with pay around £70 a day). I'm looking to find out if working as a TA would be helpful preparation for a teaching career. As someone who has tried a few different career options (nursing, accounting and secondary teaching) I'd like to be as prepared as I can be before making my decision, as in the past I have fallen into things that have been unsuitable for me. Thanks!