This happened to me today and I am seriously ****** off. This is the second time this has happened to me in a couple of weeks. I am furious but very willing to learn and not repeat any mistakes I may have made. The first time this happened, I mentioned it in the behaviour skills for supply teachers thread I started recently. Basically, in a school where I had been given no clue that any behaviour policy existed,at the end of one lesson when I had not been able to teach in what might be regarded as "the normal way" due to loud disruption, so had written the work on the board, a teacher came into the room early. After the class had dispersed he said he was very unhappy about the disruption and the way the class had spoken to me. I told him I had done what I could as I was not aware of any behaviour policy at all. He said he would speak to the HOD. Later that day a text from agency, my services no longer required. Latest school. Seemed good. Was given policy, mug shots, told to hand in class feedback forms to the HOD at the end of the day. I did this, stressing the positive but being honest about any off task behaviour. Work set, mainly OK. Classes mostly good, apart from some "reluctant learners in Year 11. Wrote on a form last week, some very good work from many, some boisterous. Turned up today, HOD is taking this class and I am stuck with her Year 9s. Had a Year 9 class last week with half a dozen very disruptive boys who clearly didn't give a monkeys. Had them today, left the door open, work unsuitable. Lots of noise whole class teaching impossible. Teacher looks in, later found out she was an ass head, spoke to class. Another teacher rocks by, later learned she was the head. After lesson, quite enough now for some to work, ass head rocks by again, sounds supportive, says use the policy - I say fine will do, but some schools don't want the extra work this means - agreed work set was unsuitable, said she would speak to HOD about this. End of day, text from agency - my services no longer required - was booked in until Thursday this week. I think this may have been down to the HOD, who was asked to provide more "suitable" cover work, and she didn't need the hassle. Now I am very, very angry about this. My confidence has also taken a sharp knock, not ideal especially as from next week until Christmas might be a peak time to make a reasonable amount of dosh. What did I do wrong? How could I have done things differently? Have others had similar experiences? The only thing I can think of is that I should under no circumstance have written or said ANYTHING that is less than 100% positive about any class, and in the case of the Year 9 lesson, perhaps I should have closed the door. But honestly, are we meant to be super human these days? I am seriously thinking of giving the whole f****** thing up. Even if one accept the seasonality of supply work, if at peak time, when perhaps one has turned down offers from other schools / agencies... , you can be dumped... All and any advice very welcome.