I didn't realise there was a supply teachers' section here, so have copied and pasted my post from the opinions section for any further replies. Ten years ago, I was inundated with supply work; it is very different nowadays, with LSAs taking classes on a regular basis. I also have the constant worry of my CRB going out of date if I don't work for three months, which I would then have to renew at a personal cost of £59! I have been asked to attend a child protection course next week at one of the few schools I now do very limited work at. Don't want to blot my copy book by applying for expenses if I am not entitled, but does anyone know if I can? The school itself is nine miles away, and, of course, I am giving up an afternoon for no remuneration. I do not apply for petrol expenses when doing supply, but is this situation different? Schools generally are strapped for cash, but so am I! Thanks for reading. Would welcome any replies.