I started working on supply teaching last September, after reading some posts here, I believe I have been quite lucky as it has been steady. However, I only realised when I started, most supply agencies only offer cover supervisor rates for the same job of a supply teacher. I naively asked one agent why this was, as I had done the same job as I had done in all other posts, he said schools cannot afford to pay supply teacher rates anymore. I don't think this is fair, we are being offered the same rate as unqualified young teachers? Some of us have to accept this sometimes, but it is even impossible to leave with £60 a day??? Any positive comments?