Here goes ... piece of advice - she has 'ownership' of HER community. You are new. M<font face="Times New Roman" size="3">ake no mistake you are a threat to her.</font> She hasn't done the training to qualify as a teacher because she FEELS she won't be good enough. So all in all she is in a very safe spot staying where she is. I have had the same battle time and time again. Got told once that all would be OK if I only realised how she (TA) ran the place. Your Headteacher knows what she's like and probably whinces at the thought of having to deal with her. My advice to you is carry on as you are but do make HT aware that you are feeling 'supervised' and not actually supported. HT will know EXACTLY what you mean! To make your EA feel good you could overpraise her and tell her she' s wonderful and you'll possibly get the support you'd prefer. I am actually hopeless at this and end up getting frustrated with EAs along the way!! But it does work whenever I've been magnanimous and EAs bend over backwards when they feel valued. Don't we all?