Hey everyone, I'm having a bit of internal conflict as i am currently enrolled on a PGCE (primary) as teaching is something I thought I wanted to do for a long time. I was under no illusion before I started the course, what the role of the teacher actually was - I know there is so much more to the job than just teaching lessons! I know this as I was a TA for just under a year previously so I was able to get a bit of an insight. My problem is, since starting the PGCE I have started to realise maybe it's not being an actual teacher that I want, or am suited to. I enjoyed my role as a TA so much that I am considering going back to that - I really like the fact you can support pupils on a more individual basis, and that you can work with children everyday without having the extra worries and tasks that teachers do. I did not envy the teachers who were still working when I left the school at 4:15 every day. I'm just not sure I can commit to being a 'full-blown' teacher so to speak. So, I wanted to ask if there are any TA's in this community who have been a TA for a long time? The main thing I worry about is the salary and whether it would be enough to live off, otherwise i'd have no doubt in my mind about being a TA for the foreseeable future. Any advice would be appreciated, thanks!