Why do we, as TAs, put up with such poor pay and conditions? I am currently on the lowest pay scale for my LA (12,500-13,600 ish pro rata per year) and yet I have been given a timetable to deliver 3 SEN provisions to small groups of children per day on top of supporting all timetabled lessons throughout the day up to 2.30 pm each day. My pay amounts to £112 per week (approx) for 4 days from 9 to 2.30 pm. Is this normal or particularly low? I am degree educated and have done a Teaching Assistant course too. I realise that a lot of it is to do with supply and demand but I feel so demoralised. I realise too that I should be happy to be in a job at the moment but I put my heart and soul into this job and feel that it is so unrewarded in terms of pay and recognition.