What do others feel about the discrimination that is going on in teaching? Age discrimination? Is it discrimination to advertise just for NQTs or to suggest that NQTs are preferred (and I am not trying to indulge in NQT bashing) Racial discrimination? Michael Gove sugesting that some OTTs do not have to complete induction while British NQTs still have to do so. Sex discrimination? Should there be positive male discrimination when male teachers in primary school are so outnumbered> My real beef is about all the discrimination that is in place against one other group - supply teachers. Examples of such discrimination? Unqualified teachers are legally restricted to teaching only when there are no qualified teachers availale but they are actually still allowed to teach (and it was only recently that they were required to be registered?) In a survey 169 unqualified teachers used for PPA time and 81 used as class teachers in 420 primary schools. Supply teachers have to pay to be registered with the GTC in order to be allowed to teach but support staff can teach without being registered - 535 HLTAs, 454 TAs teaching during PPA time in those 420 schools compared with 398 qualified teachers. I have not even tried to determine the number of qualified supply teachers who cannot get work because the rarely cover initiative has allowed schools to use just anybody to cover for teacher absence. What is the opinion of others on this topic and can you give any other examples of discrimination against supply teachers?