Well, after a few blissful AWR weeks, which I am sure the school hated having to pay, I was "released" from my duties last week as my timetable wasnt economically viable due losing Yr11s and A level groups to study leave. With no Yr 10s on my timetable, HT decided some weeks ago it it wasnt worth paying me for just teaching KS3 groups. A few tearful kids, a goodbye, some delightful boxes of chocs (and a Toberelone) and thats it for another year it seems....BACK ON THE SCRAP HEAP. Now I was there for over 6 months, made friends, built relationships...blah, blah, blah...you know, did all the right things expected of a good teacher and to be "released" was a real kick in the teeth. It does seem that supply are constantly at the mercy of decision makers, well, the financial ones at least. What really takes the P$$$ is that for the first 3 months (pre AWR) I was paid a pittance and even then schools expect loyalty and professionalism???? It seems educational consistency and continuity is a low priority for schools when it comes to the kids learning welfare..its MONEY that talks For all the bloodsucking schools/agencies out there....You know there are more important things in life than just money alone...how about some common decency, reciprocated loyalty and respect...not a lot to ask for is it??