Hello, I am interested in your views on this. My TA next year is well known for starting 10-15 mins late every morning. I said to my phase leader that this was unacceptable as she is getting paid for approx an hour each week where she is not actually working, not to mention starting a lesson without sitting in on the starter etc. I said that she should be ready to start work at 9AM which means she should be in school about 8:50AM so she is ready to go at 9AM. My phase leader said that as she was getting paid from 9AM to 3PM, we can't force her to be in school any earlier than 9AM! I think this is wrong. If you start work at 9AM, you are ready to go, not taking your coat off, getting a cup of tea, going to the loo etc. If this takes 10 mins, then you need to be in 10 mins earlier. What do other TAs think? Last year my TA was absolutely brilliant at taking the initiative and very self sufficient and I worry I have been spoilt and have too high expectations. What do you all think?