I've made supply my profession; and, doing that means reminding myself that the job-spec is so vastly different from the rest of the staff's. Being coldly pragmatic, I'm, grateful for each day's offer of work...then, don't really expect the kids to perform as they may otherwise do. My base-line and priorities are wildly different. That said, the kids who want to prosper will do so, with our input, however that may manifest itself. As for the wildlife aspect: keeping calm, cheerful and honest seem to work for me. They're not daft...and they'll react badly if you try to mislead them in any way. As they're bound to. Good luck! "Who threw that chair!"