I am approaching 50 and have been an English teacher since I was 25. I am hoping to switch my career path and become a TA/HLTA as I want a new challenge and know I would enjoy this as I spent a year as a TA early on in my career. I know it is a career shift and I know it is a tough job as schools tighten their budgets and ask for more and more from support staff. I am, however, a little worried that at 50 I may be seen to be a bit old to be a TA. I certainly know that going for a teaching job at my age would be difficult as so many schools seem to be biased against older teachers. Can anyone advise? I think I have a good skill set and can offer English, drama, singing and dance on top of the duties of a TA role.