The reason I am starting this post is because someone I know is training to be a TA at the moment and he would certainly be an asset to any primary school due to his personality, commitment and caring attitude, however, he doesn't feel confident that there will be a job at the end of it due to his age. He is in his fifties. I wonder what the chances are of him even getting an interview. I would be interested to know if any headteachers would ever consider a male TA in their 50's to work in their primary school. I think he would be good role model. They're always going on about needing more male teachers in primary schools so why not older teaching assistants?