Also posted on NQT forum the other day... I've had a very bad week and need to get this off my chest... Basically she has undermined me and bullied me from the beginning. I started my NQT year in October and I took over from a very experienced teacher. The NN didn't take kindly to the change, she and the other teacher had worked together for 3 years. The other teacher told me that the NN didnt have much confidence and that the nursery was always as much hers as the teachers. I took this on board and appreciate that she had lots of experience of working in nursery. I am 24, ten years younger than her. Anyway everything i do is wrong (even putting the toys away in the cupboard wrong) and the other teacher would have never done it like that. I'm not the sort of person who likes confrontation so I didn't say anything for about the first term but one day I snapped: she said i hadnt asked her if i could take the children outside. She moans all day every day about home stuff and school stuff. She is very controlling even with the children and seems to have OCD about cleaning up, if a bit of sand goes on the floor, she's straight over cleaning it up and shouting at the children. I have spoken to my mentor who was aware that other people have commented about her moaning and being very negative. She really gets me down in the dumps and makes me feel rubbish, even though the headteacher has told me how well I have done. It was nice to know that it wasn't just me who had noticed her negative attitude. The other NQT actually said to me 'How do you put up with that?!' Anyway this week I have had enough. I went home for lunch one day because I felt like crying. She ruined the trip yesterday and knocked all the fun out of it for the children. The good news is I have just been offered a job at a different school as reception teacher as of September and I cannot wait to leave. Has anybody else had difficulties with their TA? Thanks for listening.