Hi First let me apologise if this has been covered in other posts but the more I read, the more confused I become. At this stage it is only the financial implications of supply work I am concerned about. Any help would be much appreciated. I have been a teacher in Leeds for 6 years but I've never done supply work. My last pemanent job ended in August 2010 and since that time I have been on Contribution-based JSA and have recently moved onto Income-based JSA. I am a single parent with a teenage son who gets DLA. I have no savings and I live in rented accomodation. My question really is, would I be better off financially working as a supply teacher or staying on JSA and holding out for a permanent job in teaching or otherwise? I have read many excellent posts by Jubilee and others but because I have no experience of supply work, and there are conficting posts on the amount of work I might expect (my subject is ICT), plus CRB's at £40+ a pop, I'm very interested in the experience of others. BTW, my JobCentre have so far been very understanding about the situation. Thanking you in anticipation. Bow Street Whiskey.