Once upon a time working as a Supply Teacher in Scotland was nearly always a worthwhile experience both financially and 'spiritually' (for want of a better word) but that's all changed. Having worked outside Scotland for nearly a decade I tried to keep up with events and was aware of how Supply Teachers had been stabbed in the back regarding pay but I had no idea that the school and classroom experience had altered so drastically. Whilst the pupils are generally delightful, classroom teachers welcoming and supportive there has been a sea change amongst many PTs and DHTs which often manifests itself in open hostility. Whereas in the past work was usually provided for pupils this is very often not the case today. Too many times STs are not even provided with basic information such as a school handbook, information on disciplinary policies and (yes) timetables. Sometimes classroom numbers and locations aren't provided. They are often spoken to like they are naughty pupils and expected to conjure up lessons on the spot without notice.Why has this happened? What have Supply Teachers done to be treated so unprofessionally? There is a contempt and spite against STs from some quarters that just did not exist ten years ago.