Just come to the end of a two week stint of my first ever supply booking after qualifying in June. Being new to this supply malarkey, to say I was shocked by some of the things I've encountered over the last two weeks is an understatement. However, having trawled through all the previous posts on here, I'm heartened, but at the same time dissappointed to see that this is norm for supply teachers. I've come to realise that we are the lowest of the low in school when it comes to pupils and staff alike. Anyway I was wondering what the stance on leaving feedback about the school and pupils, in particular to SLT. Today on my last day, I approached the Deputy Head who is one of my old teachers from a different school (back then she was an NQT) and asked her if she remembered me. She said she'd seen me around over the last 2 weeks and was wondering why I had been looking at her funny! Anyway, after all the usual niceities she asked me how I had found the school and the pupils. After doong nothing but complain to my friends and family about the pupils/staff for the last 2 weeks, here was my opportunity to tell a member of SLT exactly what I thought of her pesky school and ill-behaved children, but instead I found myself making excuses for their behaviour (I'm trying to teach them maths, they've been messed around with supply for months, it's the end of term, etc, etc.) In all honesty I have never ever come across a school with such rude, impolite and disruptive students. I have literally been stood open-mouthed in shock in most lessons because of their behaviour and the only thing that kept me going was knowing that it was only for two weeks. The children basically do what they want, when they want. I feel like I've been wearing an invisibility cloak for the last 2 weeks. The Department I was working in wasn't much better either. Each time I asked for cover work from the Head of Maths the response was, "Do what you want, I don't care." I can partly see the kids frustration if this is what they've had to put up with for the last couple of months, God knows the last time they actually had a proper Maths lesson but that doesn't excuse them from the most basic of manners. Back to the post title then, should I have told her exactly what had gone on in the last two weeks or was my heavily watered down version the best response? How do others handle the question, "How have you found the school?" Having come away and reflected on my chat with the DH, I can't help but feel I should have told the truth about my experience because I think she would have valued an opinion from an ex pupil of hers whom she has no reason to disbelieve, but I wonder if she would have taken my concerns seriously or just dismissed them as I was only 'supply' after all. It's a tricky one because as I'm new to it all like I said, I'm very aware of what I say getting fedback to the agency and not been used again for work so I'm just wondering how to play this one in the future.