Hi. I’ve been a TA in a Special School (secondary school) for coming up to 4 years. For my first year I supported a class of sixth formers with severe learning disabilities, and since then I have provided general support in different subjects with students with moderate learning difficulties (all ages), and more specialist support in art and English. Since September I have been working 1:1 focusing on behaviour and emotional regulation and encouraging early writing capabilities. I have been asked what I would like to do next year and I have said I would like more responsibility. My school does not have HLTAs although some TAs have additional roles. We have cover supervisors, but I feel the unpredictability and difficulty in forming relationships with students you only work with occasionally mean this is not for me. However, I do enjoy delivering a lesson (I have a non-QTS teaching degree). I’m not sure what I can offer. I’m very interested in being involved in developing practical handwriting skills. I haven’t put this forward yet, but I was told that the English department is top heavy with TAs with additional responsibilities. There used to be a Writing across the curriculum scheme, but this was teacher- led. Please suggest any way I could expand my role.