On other threads I've urged people to write to MSPs about the above and how they'll affect us (I offered a template letter which mainly focused on the effects on me - pay cut for working supply, increase in class contact time and speculation that supply teachers will be cast aside to employ this year's probationers). Can anyone who has written to MSPs let me know if they have had a response? I have heard nothing back and neither have any of my friends or colleagues - only a couple of supportive messages from LibDem and Conservative MSPs. I've written again to my own constituency MSP (SNP) expressing my increased concern at the lack of response. I am particularly concerned as one of the things I asked was for her to seek assurance that supply teachers would continue to be employed based on length of service. If I've had no reply should I assume not? Please post here anything you hear from your MSPs about this.