Hi folks, Over the last few years I have become increasingly fed up with the sacrifices and lack of thanks (Primary) teachers have to put up with. My own personal story involves horrific unsupportive heads and scapegoating after they managed to scew up their OFSTEDs. Amazing how many incompetent head teachers manage to keep their posts, but still thats another thread.... Anyway, I decided to jump-ship when redundancy finally bit and took up a new career as a supply teacher. And no (as I find my self repeating) I am neither looking for a full time post, neither am I bonkers. The truth is, I have found it a really rewarding and exciting job. The revelation is that your focus is 100% on the children. No afterschool meetings, no subject leader tedium, no planning in triplicate and no levelling moderation designed to grind you and you efforts into the carpet. Seriously, it is a real alternative. I am home by 4.30 at the latest, dont spend the evenings marking, the weekends planning or my days battling with idiot management. Ive set up a site to provide inspiration and support for anyone who might be at the point of giving up in education. DONT DO IT! It still is the best job in the world. Bookmark the link below and bare in mind what I say. Ok, the pay isnt as good, and its not as secure, but boy - you get your life back. Whats that worth..!? www.beasupplyteacher.co.uk Let me know what you think. Enjoy xmas week all, Darren.