Hi all, Supply teachers get such a bad rep and I'm sure there are some brilliant long term supply teachers out there who prove people wrong. I couldn't wait to go back to long term supply after resigning from my full time post. Sounds crazy right? It's true! I worked in a really naff FE college. Totally uninspiring and I felt my talents were wasted so I tried my luck out in the field again. It has been brilliant so far. When I was still doig my PGCE I completed a spring and summer term at an Academy which was a bit rough and ready but I loved it. I started my full time FE job that very summer and stayed until Christmas just gone. I am now working long term in a grammar school and that is great. I feel you get so much experience and it's a really good way of networking and seeing whether you would work somewhere like that or not. I for one would but I have never applied for a full time job at the school I did a supply post at. What are your stories? Do you know anyone who has been kept on forever because the team loved them and management were impressed? Let me know.