I've just read a thread below about work life balance and it seems to come down to ta useage. Someone said that they don't use their ta for admin as it 'isn't fair on the children' and they don't trust them to put up displays or photocopy as they can't do it properly. If this is the case - why has the school employed them! I use my TA for all admin and display work. She is part time and is fantastic at her job. How can using a TA for admin work not be fair on the children? If they don't do it, the teacher has to. Surely this is even less fair on the children (if you're actually that bothered)as the teacher is being taken away from planning good lessons to deal with some trivial admin task.