I'm an NQT in a difficult inner city school. I also have a new TA who began the same time as me. I have been expected to train this person but am unable to find the time as the class require all my attention, all the time! I have tried to explain certain things to him but he doesn't take it onboard. He has never worked with kids before and treats the outdoor classroom as a free for all and is not directing activities. He struggles to change books even though he has been shown often how to do this. He moved a band 1 child onto a band 3 without my knowledge and this is reflecting badly on me when parents complain. I have to tell him everyday to do readers and change books. He used my computer halfway through me teaching a lesson and I was on the IWB - bringing up pictures as I was talking for display things that needed doing! I asked him to leave it and he didn't, I asked him to help a child change their wet clothes and he carried on, I then ordered him to get up and sort this child out coz I needed the computer and he just continued. He doesn't get now means now...he doesn't see that jobs have to be left and come back to - often he wants to see things through to the end which can't be done. He will sit and respond with conversation when a disruptive child speaks to him on the carpet instead of focusing the child back to the lesson and then tonight I found in a child's tray, my cut up science plans he had put in the scrap paper tray because he thought I had finished using it because I had taught one lesson! arrghhhhhhhhhh!! I have asked for him to shadow another TA and sometimes he has had the opportunity but he still doesn't get it! I give him clearer directions than I do the children and he still does not know what to do or if the kids seems disruptive he just joins in - like instead of using positional language today he was building guns with the children. We also had an incident when the children were put at risk when a large dog came into the yard of a breed that is known to be aggressive, I was ushering the children away as I recognised the risk to them if the dog turned nasty but he just thought it was a game and chased it round the yard, laughing and joking and encouraged the children to follow suit. He didn't see that the dog could possibly maul the children if it became scared and that then our job would be to step in and take the brunt to protect the children. He seems very immature young man and I am at a loss at what to do! HELP!!!!!!!