Does anyone know where a supply teacher stands here? I don't mean learning walks but proper formal no notice observations from either consultants or SLT while on slightly longer supply (e.g. one term). I have been through formal interviews to get the supply work, things go smoothly, then out of the blue either "consultants" or SLT decide to do a round of formal obs and include me in this without any prior discussion. I am a good teacher with excellent subject knowledge and a proven track record. However, I am not a "singing and dancing" bubbly personality and time and time again I have been told the school is trying to fill a permanent position and need an "outstanding" teacher. So I get the elbow. It is very upsetting. They always give me excellent references and I do well in schools but the rejection tells me surely I shouldn't be under formal observations when I am not permanent but employed by an agency.