Hi, I am a T.A. in year 6 and a few years ago a colleague and I were asked to devise an art project for our year group to fit in with our creative curriculum. This was very succesful and we have taught the lessons,three of them, in our class for the last few years. This year we had a new young teacher who, despite respectful,caring support has squeezed us gradually further and further away.to the point where she sat and took notes whilst I taught this years lesson and said at the end that she would be teaching it next year and has taken my folder of plans and copied them! She hates art and any of the messy stuff to do with it. It's been a difficult year for all of us settling in to a new routine and new ways of doing things but this seems like the final nail in the coffin. Art is our strong point and we have had our skills called upon all around the school. We used to do wonderful displays with the childrens work,now it's all printed off the internet ,laminated and pinned up before we get to look at it! it's a lower ability class that struggle all year but flourish with creativity and their confidence shines through. I feel really pee'd off that I've had my lesson taken off me,that I did teach really well. What do you think?