I'm currently quite happy in a long term until summer. I can leave when the kids leave, in fact when free last lesson I go early. I have no performance management, no meetings, no onerous planning and I mark as I see fit. Sounds blissful, yes? And for the most part it is. However, without the long term security, no holiday pay, no sick pay, I and many other supply teachers will look to our permanent colleagues with envy and we might even apply for a permanent post. Even now with 3 months secured ahead of me I am worrying about september. And so, such is the agony of supply: being on supply can be blissful and reminiscent of pre-micromanagement days but we can't be totally happy because we lack security.