I am a supply teacher. I only started last Feb 2015 as I was teaching abroad for 3 and a half years. I had lots of work last school year, yet this school year I have only had 6 days in total. I have been in schools and every other sub I have met have stated that they are getting at least three days a week, so there is plenty of work. The most disheartening thing happened today when I was subbing in a school on my second day there this year. Last year from feb I had about two days a week at this same school up until mid may. The other sub who had never worked in the school before) who was hired along with myself last friday to do 2 days was not only asked to do an extra day yesterday (which I was overlooked for), but the teacher in charge of cover has booked her in today for loads more days and has not booked me for anymore. I taught in the classroom next to this teacher (separated by a window) and to be honest, she did not seem to be doing anything that I did not. Both of our classes were well managed and organized, yet she seems to have become the favorite even though I was at this school last year and she was not. As well as this all other subs I have met in schools as stated claim to be getting at least 3 days a week. Is there any special technique that gets someone lots of work? I always work hard and teach my classes well, follow policy and am reliable, plus have quite good classroom management. My weakness however is that I tend to keep to myself a bit in staff-rooms and do not sit and chat much with other permanent teachers. May this be seen as a detriment? Please from anyone who gets lots of work doing supply, what is it that schools are looking for? What tips can you give for getting lots of work? How do you make schools like you enough to keep asking you back? Please be honest and no need to sugar coat. I have lots of experience Please tell me how and what gets some people more work than others. To be honest I cannot do another term with such little work and am going to have to quit supply teaching if next term is as quiet as I cannot afford to live with such little work. Needless to add, plenty of people are getting plenty of work. Whats the secret???