Last week, the Daily Mail published an article about sending kids to bootcamps. Aside from the issue of the main article - in a 'box' of bullet points within the article, it was said in the actual printed version of the paper that 'some supply teachers charge schools up to £210' - or thereabouts, (when I checked the online article it read slightly differently at they can be expensive at £210 a day). Was very disheartened yet again at teacher bashing - but at direct implication that out of choice, we 'charge' schools up to £210 a day. We do not! - our agencies do, which, might I add we have no choice but to join due to the privatisation of the industry of supply - and we certainly do not get paid anything like the gross £210 a day charged to the schools by private agencies in our pay cheques, but more around the £135 mark gross for being top of our 'pay scales'. When I ask, in view of the public sector cut climate - is somebody going to tackle this issue for us and schools? Bring back LA supply pools! -then we'd all be better off.