First off I would like to say hi to you all and thanks for reading. I am 28 and a secondary school teacher. I have read a few posts on here and Im getting the feeling that being a teacher doesnt workout to well with the TA. My main concern is the 2 week annual camp not coinciding with my summer 6 weeks off or 2 weeks at Easter. Anyone shed some light on this? If it helps I am thinking of joining the Duke of Lancasters at the Lancaster branch. Anyone on here from there? Also would you advise me talking to my head first before joining? Anyone ever been allowed time off during term time for the TA? What are the unions stance on it? Im with the NUT. Thanks in advance.