Hi there, Not been on for a while, Have had some supply generally this year and I suppose that I have earned the equivilent of minimum wage over the school year. However ther is still the case of a lot of work being taken by cover supervisors. So maybe we are going about it the wrong way. Qualified teachers are not getting the supply work because CSs are cheaper, (from £60 to £95 per day depending on which rip off agency you are talking about). What made me think was that I was at an interview last week with 7 NQTs except that they hadn't had NQT status confirmed as they had only qualified the week before. Now one of these NQTs was shooting off at the mouth saying that in the week after "she" left college she had had work every day as a CS in schools. (How can you get a CRB in a week?), the agency will remain nameless. So Schools as well are willing to take on teachers as CSs. Now in the past we have, or a lot of us, refused to take on CS work as we are qualified teachers. But I'm beginning to think that every Teacher, (while not ignoring actual teaching work), should take on as much CS work as they can. The school will prefer to have a teacher working cheap, except you aren't, as you do not teach, and with any luck we can squeeze the unqualified numptys out of the supply work area all together. We certainly need to do something as I have had it from a teacher I know well that they were called to do a CS post and were so strapped for cash they took it. When they got there was told by the HoD that the teacher they were covering for had been off long term. This school had been covering by using different CSs. Be most interesting to see what you all think. All the best for a pennyless summer.