I'm sure there is something about this on the forums somewhere, but it would be very helpful if there was a thread here (or sticky?) specifically for supply teachers. Tips. Experience. What has worked or hasn't. New ideas. Me. 20 years experience as permament. One and a half years supply mainly half term gigs. A few one day gigs. Now one week placement, zero support, not even a map given. What I've noticed recently. "Results" are all, supplies treated with utter contempt not only by kids but also by "permament" staff, supplies and permanents reluctant or scared to attempt any sanction at all due to fear of pupil " complaints," "records" for ofsted etc. I read somewhere recently that a quarter of all school kids(?) - their parents rather - pay for "private tuition". Can't commment on the source, but if there is an ounce of truth in this... surely something is going wrong in our schools To return to original point, surely not a bad idea? I recognise that one may have to accept that as a "shorter term supply", with little or no school " support" , quality teaching/ learning/ even communication is less likely to happen, but even if this is tbe case, how does one get through the day not feeling like s**** ?