I think we do a worthwhile job; we're skilled, well qualified, committed to the job, children make progress with our support, etc etc. yet there is little professional development for TA's. Where can the abitious TA go without changing his/her role? Many TA's I work with love the job they do but often become dispondent when they can't make professional and financial progress due to lack of opportunity within the role. Has anyone's school been inspirational in the deployment of TA's?