Does anyone know of a link where the pay of TA's can be found ? How does it work ? I know there are "Levels" ( a terrible term) of TA's. How often to TA's move up the payscale ? Does pay depend on the LEA/School ? My sister in law is interested in becoming a TA but would be a mature student. It would mean giving up a job which is insecuren anyway. She works for a small company and the owner is her direct boss. She shares an office so can't blow her nose without fear. (Just imagine having your worst headteacher sitting at desk in your classroom all day - every day !) It is big move and I have told her it isn't a bed of roses or secure either. If she took the plunge, she feels she'd at least have the school holidays and would be out of work by around 4.30. She is factoring in the cost of holiday club fees and after school care costs into the equation. This is already more than £3000. Also do TA's get paid for 12 months of the year or just 39 weeks of the year as I have read in some articles. I know the competition for jobs is as tough as it is for teachers, if not harder and she said "Life is too short". She'd still have about 26 years left of working life and wants to enjoy it. She can't invisage 26 years where she is. Is there a link somewhere ?