The reason I ask is I currently do some private tuition. I have set the wheels in motion to do some 1:1 in one school. Hopefully once I get underway with that (and know my timetable etc..) I can start offering my services to other schools. This would be enough to start making a reasonable wage. I fell foul of the 16 month supply rule ( + extension) at the beginning of this year, and I'm hoping that this could well be an alternative to supply. Possibly a long term solution, too. I am becoming increasingly unemployable the longer I am out of the classroom, and I very much doubt I will be class teaching again for the foreseeable future. Does anyone know when the funding is due to run out? Am I going to be in the same boat again early next year? Or is it a case of 'wait and see', like everything else in these uncertain times?