I've been a supply teacher for almost 4 years, and never out of work. In September I go back to a permanent post in a delightful inmdependent school. This term I'm on supply in a school in special measures. It is the worst school I've ever been in (and beleieve me, I;ve been in some **** holes!) Yesterday I was in tears over the blatant refusal to even sit in a seat by some year 8s. The defiance shown here is superceded only when they ignore you completely. There's an 'on call' system but no-one ever comes! Today I had a lovely year 7 lesson, then year 9 were so foul I had to walk out and take some time out. I don't want to be here. I've talked to my agency and they fully understand and support me. My husband says 'go'. But I'm not a quitter and SMT have persuaded me both yesterday and today to stay. Why do I let them persuade me to stay? I should be back home now. I don't need to do this. I don't have to put up with this insurgence. I am paid to teach but I can't teach. Am I a wimp to want to go, but too much of a wimp to do so? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..........rant over!