Supply teaching is not dying...it is actually dead! Practically all schools are currently using <u>huge</u> numbers of unqualified people as cover "teachers", plus totally unacceptable, unscrupulous actions e.g. collapsing classes into one huge "cover" room (80 plus pupils in one room!), sticking pupils in front of computers, handing out totally irrelevant worksheets etc etc etc when pupils need to be properly taught by fully registered and qualified teachers. The system is totally corrupted, broken and unsustainable. It needs a complete ministerial overhaul for the sake of everyone! Perhaps pupils, parents, teachers and fair minded members of the public and students may start a revolution...!?