I have been offered a place on a PGCE in September, I’m currently studying a Master’s degree. I’m having serious doubts about it. I’ve volunteered in schools for a couple of years but recently started a job as a 1:1 TA in a primary school. It didn’t go well, the child had lots of additional needs and I wasn’t able to handle it. Attacking other children and myself, throwing things on the floor and running away and then screaming at me and hitting, biting and scratching. Oh and throwing chairs at me! At the end of the first day I spoke with the deputy head and apologised saying the role wasn’t right for me. I hadn’t been told at the interview about the child’s severe SEN. I’m not going back! So how can I train as a primary school teacher if I can’t cope with being a TA? I have of course read all the warnings on this forum. Perhaps I should stick with working in offices!