Thank Etak! That makes sense now - so I could do 16 months of supply, perhaps get an extension, and then if I *still* have no permanent job (touch wood this is not the case!) then I could still do things like TA work and tutoring - just no more supply. Do I have this right? One more thing: is it possible to complete your induction on a long-term supply basis? Perhaps if I had a term of supply going steady in one school, this might count towards the NQT year? Again, apologies if these are stupid/fairly obvious questions!