Today was my first day of supply in a school that requires improvement — wow. It was AWFUL the level of disrespect by a high % of the pupils was something else. I have left a perm post in FE mainly because of the behaviour of the students lack of interest, poor attendance and lack of support from SLT and failing mental health - but this was WORSE !! I would almost welcome the smell of dope in most lessons and parents disinterest because their kids are ‘adults’ and therefore no longer their problem. What has happened to education ? I was thinking of getting out of teaching permanently, I thought supply would allow me to do a job I once loved and walk away - 5 hours later instead, I find myself typing this with a glass of wine in hand on a Monday .... the only positive thing about today ? leaving the front line of teaching (yes like in the trenches) is absolutely the right decision.