I was on supply today and was told I would be covering practical woodwork with the D&T technician present. Is this right? I am an English supply teacher Unfortunately a pupil injured themselves whilst the technician was out of the room. It was a very minor injury, which the pupil didn't want to do anything about, but I was furious about the situation I had been placed in. Surely either they should have had a D&T teacher, or at least the D&T technician should have been in the room at all times, not gone missing for 10 minutes at a time 2-3 times during the lesson. Nor should be have been competing with the pupils as to who could hold the cordless drill out at arm's length for the longest!