Sorry to 'hijack' this forum but I'm hoping you will be able to answer a question for me please. I received a letter home from my son's school today saying that his teacher is leaving at Easter, and due to last year's disruption (teacher went on maternity leave at Easter then had cover teacher for summer term) 2 of the school's HLTAs will be teaching his class for the whole of the summer term. I used to work at the school as a TA and these ladies are brilliant in the classroom, but I am wondering what the legal position regarding their teaching is? I was under the impression that HLTAs can only teach if they are following plans drawn up by a qualified teacher. There is another teacher in the year group but this is only her 3rd year of teaching and as far as I know the HLTAs will be planning their own lessons. To give a bit more background, which may explain my 'anxiety', I am currently a PGCE student and working really hard to get QTS, so from that point of view am also a bit peeved that the HLTAs who have not had to go through formal teacher training will be allowed to teach. I don't know whether or not to say anything to the HT - I don't want to **** her off as she's one of my referees!! Bit of a tricky situation! On the other hand, I know the HLTAs will do a fine job, so maybe I should just not worry? What do you think?