OK, here's my situation (sorry this will probably be all one blurb-google chrome) I started long term supply back at beginning of may, covering mat leave. About 2 weeks in school were really happy, asked if I could stay until christmas (they were of the understanding that I am applying for jobs, but as we know those are high competition, and few and far between). They wanted me so much, my agency have phoned me at the weekend to tell me this! I've been back 3 weeks after H/T, really got to know and love the children I'm working with, offered to write the reports, have assessed and submitted end of year data, and supported the transition process to the point of introducing myself (and head has) as the class teacher for next academic year! Have given presentations etc!! Today I was speaking to SLT about the prospect of improving classroom layout, easier access to continuous etc, that kind of thing to help improve results next year, all of which was taken on board, and so far everything I have said has been well and positively received. Even suggested to Head on this week, an idea for improving parent/school links. This dinnertime, head pulls my teaching partner to one side (clearly to say I wouldn't be back next week), then me 10 mins later, saying whilst courting prospective supply for another role, a teacher who has more than 7 times my experience became available through another agency...GUTTED. (Apparently someone they had wanted for a while) I asked if it was anything I had done, and no, I had done an excellent job, sure I would get a job blah blah blah....this teacher will be staring on Monday! sucker punch I don't know what to do now, do I have anywhere to stand? My family thinks that subconciously, or without realising I may have done something to upset them, but I can't see how, it doesn't take a genius to work out that a teacher with 15 years as opposed to 1 and a years supply (2 years) is better, but I just feel as though they could have let me stay on until the summer holidays, and not finished me today Needless to say I feel a bit in limbo, with very little money and a small debt, I am not going to be able to keep my head above water with day to day supply . I dont know if there is any route a could take (union for eg?) to help at least gain an understanding of why they left me up the creek without a paddle, despite putting in more work than expected of a supply teacher, and sometimes working 10 hour days with more work being done at home.