I'm an nqt teaching a y1 class, I took over in January. At the beginning of the year the expectation was set with parents that an adult would hear each child read twice per week, and I believe on the whole this happened. However, the nature of y1 means that it gets more formal as the year goes on, and as a result I now do an input then all kids go and do work at their tables for most Maths an lit lessons. I work with a group and so does the TA. however, this leaves VERY little time for reading. I don't have a TA on Mondays so no readers then. Tues, wed and thurs I hear 1child during assembly. My TA does this in thurs and fri but can't on other days. I have her 1 afternoon per week which is when a lot of the reading gets done. However it's got to the stage that I'm having to give up my ppa and nqt time to hear readers just to get through them once (let alone the twice the parents expect) and I've had a couple of complaints. We do do guided reading once per week so they all get heard then too. The most frustrating thing is that the other class have a parent helper 2mormings per week, I should too but due to their work commitments I now don't. Plus the other TA isn't as good as mine (an advantage to me, obviously) so I think she just sits and listens to readers almost all the time. So e other class generally get heard twice, mine not even once. Anyway. Should I stop my TA working with a group and get her to plough on with readers? I dont thing that's using her effectively but I don't know anymore. Thoughts?????