Afternoon all Before all this Wuhan-flu/Corona thing kicked off properly I was getting regular day to day supply and had accepted a full Summer term position at a good rate. I was previously one of the "day to day supply is dying" brigade but there have been several things I've seen that have got me reconsidering my views....... I actually think that day to day supply could end end up growing. Granted I am coming from a maths/science background which does alter things but nevertheless... In my time in schools, the #1 thing I noticed is that behaviour is getting worse and worse - now I know many people have commented on this, but what I have been told by several agencies is that due to constant staff turnover in some schools due to poor behaviour they can't even get long term supply cover (half to full term) for those roles. The supply teachers are unwilling to put up with the full teacher admin nonsense + poor behaviour + lower pay. There are schools out there that are having to resort to ongoing daily supply as a way to paper over cracks until they can get in an NQT... etc. The poor behaviour + admin/workload issue is trickling down..... permanent teachers don't want it ----> teacher absence results in a worsening of pupil behaviour and lesson quality ----.> long term supply don't want it as the rates available doesn't compensate for the grief ----> ongoing daily supply becomes the only option. In general, this all feeds into my grand unifying theory of teaching!.... The future of teaching is not in more expensive permanent staff, but in the employing of cheaper, shorter term options for 1/2 - 1 term increments supplemented by daily supply to plug gaps. In short.. teachers will become an increasingly bigger part of the gig economy.