...you shouldn't be able to tell who is the teacher and who is the TA. Does anyone agree with this? I just want to know if I am doing something wrong here! I started my first teaching job in January (NQT year) and I have a full time TA. I absolutely love my class...but my TA is much harder work than them I find! I had some spare time over the weekend so decided to come into school and sort a few things out (we are able to get into school on a weekend). I changed a few drawers around, sorted our notice board out and sorted my reading groups out. I was so happy that the classroom looked nice and tidy BUT I had a big rant today at lunchtime from my TA. She said 'it would have much been better to sort out the reading groups together ', 'I'm upset you did all this without me' and 'in the good classrooms you can't tell who is the teacher and who is the teaching assistant'. I put up a lovely display and she moaned that her stamp wasn't on the classroom. I'm very young (well 22!) and she is old enough to be my mum. She has been overpowering, bossy and tries to criticise everything I do since I started. I really want to teach the children to the best of my ability but I now feel very consious of anything I do! When I first started I really felt like the class had two teaching assistants instead of a teacher and a teaching assistant. Now, I am really trying to show that I am the teacher but all she does is moans. This is her first job as a teaching assistant. I don't know what I'm expecting in terms of replies- Am I just being over sensitive or is she actually in the wrong?