The Unsung School Hero

chair-chairs-class-256491.jpgShe always comes in smiling with a bounce within her walk;

She’s busy but she’s always sure she’s got the time to talk.

She copies worksheets, sorts them out, because I’m out of time,

And when I think a lesson’s bad she’ll reassure it’s fine.


He sits with kids who cannot write and never learnt to read;

He helps them to make sense of work and try til they succeed.

He tidies, sorts and photocopies, makes a great display;

He helps to tidy classrooms at the end of every day.


She laughs with students, shows them how to get revision done,

And when they’re having love-life qualms, she’s like another mum.

She coaxes, pushes, gives support and helps them reach the sky.

And when they’re stuck she always says to have another try.


She’s got my back when things are bad and lightens up the load

By taking on some extra – though she never gives a moan.

She hands me tea when I don’t think I’ll make it through the day

And when I vow I’m quitting then she knows just what to say.


He isn’t paid at lunchtime so to make a decent wage

He takes on playground duty: he can’t eat, but he gets paid.

And during the school hols you’ll find him serving in a bar;

While we relax he’s pulling pints – his wages don’t go far.


Their role is far more vast than any Job Description reads

They do far more than anyone acknowledges or sees.

But at the end of every day, we teachers know inside

We don’t just want – we NEED – our trusty TA by our side.

Subscribe to Twinkl from as little as £5 per month, giving you access to a range of resources. That’s £5 for as many resources as you can download with no limit! A bargain and a time-saver all in one! If you want to see what we offer first, sign up for a free Twinkl account here and take a look around at our free resources.

Leave a Reply