I've been doing supply for just over a year since qualifying, with no luck with applying for a job. I've drawn upon my experience and I'm getting ready to apply for even more jobs come September. I'm planning on mentioning the various things I've done such as.. Sharing subject knowledge with other teachers... Working with children with behavioural difficulties... Planning and delivering cross-curricular lessons... Teaching children with EAL and supporting them appropriately etc.. Thing is, while I have done about five weeks - two lots of two weeks and one single week - most of my work has been day to day, which makes it harder to actually monitor progression/set targets etc. Firstly, is it normal for supply to be so bitty? Secondly, has anyone got any more tips as to how I can leverage my supply experience into an application? I know I can put the ability to think on my feet, to be flexible, but is that the kind of thing that is genuinely going to stand out amongst the crowd? I've pretty much drawn a blank on interviews so far. And yes, I've been using Theo's advice over in the jobseeker's forum. Finally, has anyone get any tips for getting requested back by schools more, or getting more weekly work? I've had positive feedback from several schools, but I seem to end up all over the place. Granted, I am on the morning call register, but I've a feeling I'd get even less work - I seemed to average 2-3 days a week last year. I honestly didn't see myself still being on supply at this point... and it's a bit depressing, though I know I'm not the only one in the same boat. Has anyone found volunteering helpful? I'm reluctant to do work without pay, but if it helps me get a foot in the door, it might be worth it. I'm talking about seeking out work in schools, not doing freebie afternoons through the agency.