Hi all! I'm 23 and have been working as a teaching assistant for a few months now. I work with a year 11 class in a lot of their lessons and have gotten to know the class really well. There are a group of boys in that class who are typical 16 year old 'lads'. They can sometimes have banter that goes a bit too far into the inappropriate zone for school but it's never anything malicious or worrying. There's always another TA in that class and if their conversation ever gets inappropriate we just remind them where they are and they usually tone it down. They seem to get on well with all of the TAs and are always polite and respectful towards us, say hi in the corridors and know they can come to us with any issues. On Friday, one of the boys from this group came to me in a science lesson and told me that their English teacher had come to him and said that 'he doesn't like the way that the boys all flirt with Miss ___ in lesson'. I was absolutely mortified and honestly just upset and confused as to why the teacher would say something like this. The boys all obviously found it hilarious that the teacher thinks this however it's just made me feel awkward and embarrassed I've never heard any of them say anything inappropriate ABOUT me and if they had then they'd be seriously consequenced for it by me. Should I have a conversation with the teacher about this? Why would he suggest such a thing??? Especially to a student, surely if they'd said something about me then he should come to me about it? I saw him twice that day after the incident, one of these was in the staff room whilst we were alone so surely if he had any concerns he would talk to me then? I spoke to a couple of my colleagues at work and they both said that it was a strange thing for him to do. They have been working with these students way longer and seem to think that it's because I'm younger that he's said this. It's ruining my half term thinking about this This will probably all blow over after half term so am I being unreasonable to still be annoyed and upset?