At times being a supply teacher is really a challenge. Since I was hardly getting jobs from xx agency, I then decided to register with yy agency. The consultant at the yy agency asked me which schools I have been to before. I mentioned the only school I had been to but forgot to explain that I only covered KS1. She was shocked to hear that I have been going to such school. 'How do you cope? The behaviour at that school is 'disgusting'. We no longer send our teachers there.' A few days later, xx agency asked me to cover a Year 4 class for the afternoon only at the only school they always send me. The afternoon was meant to be a simple one. Registration took us 20 minutes. A Police Constable (PC) came to talk with children for an hour. The PC and I were like cornered animals in that Y4 classroom. The PC and I wouldn't believe the behaviour being displayed; not sitting for 2 minutes without a few calling out, from and there a few shouting this and that is doing this...is doing that, a couple just leaving the room without permission... The PC and I FELT VERY SORRY for the children especially the well-behaved ones. After the PC left, it become worse. I send 2 children to go and get the head teacher. Didn't believe my 2 helpers' message... 'The Head said...Shout at them'. WHAT! That afternoon there was a fire drill. There was no order at all at the assembly point. Some staff were chatting in small groups, some shouting at students, not even a single class was lining up in a single file. Oh dear! I whispered to a colleague from same agency. 'Just look around. Am not coming back', was his reply. I learnt I wasn't alone. A later check at Ofsted report: 'The catchment area of the school is one of high socio-economic deprivation'.