Over the last year I have been on a Primary PGCE course, however had to finish early due to my little boy not coping very well when he started school, and subsequently going through a diagnosis for likely autism. Since I only had 6 weeks left on placement, the University have offered me a suspension, allowing me to continue the course after a year out. I have been applying for TA jobs and have an interview tomorrow. The plan is to be a TA for a year, allowing me to better support my son, and after this complete my final 6 week placement. As it's a bit of an unorthodox situation I'm not sure how to talk about it in interview. I'm of course going to make a a bit thing about how much training I've had, and how much I can offer the school having just done teacher training. My worry though is that I would like to tell them that I want to finish my final placement in order to gain QTS, and they might prefer someone else who hasn't got this to do, and may be a more straightforward candidate. The school seems lovely and I would like to return to them as a TA after I've finished the placement, and was going to sell myself as then being able to do useful PPA and cover work as a qualified teacher when I return. How do people think I should approach it?