Hi everybody, this is my first post after reading the forum for a few weeks. I noticed how supportive everyone is on here so thought I would ask some advice. I am currently helping out at a primary school which runs along side my TA course. I am really enjoying it, however I sometimes feel like I don't know what I am doing and feel I can't offer support to the children. As a teaching assistant, should I see a lesson plan before the lesson starts? I would find this useful because I would be able to know what I am doing and plan the night before. I am young and don't feel comfortable asking the teacher as they may feel i am checking up. Also I am looking at securing a primary school TA job starting in September and it doesn't look like anything is coming up at the school I am helping out at. Would I be able to apply for other schools? Or does this look bad and may annoy my current school as they gave me the chance to learn the ropes. Thanks for your help.