Can people advise how they tackle some of the problems of employing people on an ad hoc basis? I've given some examples below: Example 1: Teacher has worked at school for many years and wants to retire. They would like to come back and do some days supply. How best to employ them? Example 2: Admin person who worked at school for many years also retires. They would like to come back to do odd days work for specific one-off jobs. Example 3: Teacher works at school through a supply agency. School has offered teacher a day a week teaching till the end of the year. The teacher is well known and liked in school. Is there a way of employing this teacher and NOT paying the costly supply rates? Looking forward to reading any solutions people may have ! Thanks.