What makes a good TA

(3 Posts)
stinkymice Tue 06-Nov-12 23:12:01

My youngest has just started school. I got chatting to a teacher about needed to get back into working mindset and she suggested I put my name down for stand in TA work at the school.
I would like to make a go of this. As a newbie, can you give me some pointers in waht makes a good TA. What are they expected to do?

riskit4abiskit Thu 08-Nov-12 23:06:43

Someone who has a very calm demeanor and can distract students from poor behaviour , rather than nag at them. A sense of humours. But also keeping a distance and not being too pally. Kids love being mothered and when you remember small memorable details about their lives,like which team they support.

stinkymice Fri 09-Nov-12 18:29:17

Thank you for your reply, I got called in again today and can use all the help and tips I can get. I really enjoyed my day though.

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