Looking at a thread on the Personal site got me to thinking about the ways supply teachers are treated by schools. I am out of the game permanently now, but, eighteen months ago, I remember being offered three days work at a school through an agency, which I accepted. I then got an e-mail detailing the lessons I would be teaching and the initials of the member of staff who would be observing four out of the five lessons. In addition, I was asked to e-mail detailed lesson plans for each lesson in advance (this was Friday morning for the work to start on the following Manday) as well as copies of two SOWs, which I had written. There was also a lot of 'guff' about as I did not have the school's CRB clearance, I would have to chaperonned around the school. As work was short, I e-mailed my lesson plans, which, I assume were not considered good enough, as the booking was cancelled, early on Monday morning. I have heard people complain about being treated like a criminal by schools, and not just with regard to children but with adults too, who surely are old enough to look out for themselves. Having to ask permission to use the lavatory from the designated key holder, and to be escorted to and from the facilities, springs to mind For three days work! Good grief!