I'm so glad I found the Supply Teacher Network. Supply can be a lonely place, especially in September. I've found so many positive and supportive people from this amazing group. I don't feel alone any more. When I don't get a call I know I can find someone on here to say hi to. I've also realised that I'm not a failure, that I couldn't cope with being a full time teacher and full time mum. Something had to give and I didn't want it to be my family and health. So here I am on supply. I love offering support to nervous NQT's it wasn't long ago I was one of them. Its great to hear about other people's experiences, good or bad. I can let off steam and some comments lift my mood like Kevin's amazing Top Ten songs. Sharon Wood is amazing and answers any questions and is always close by to comment on posts. I've found out so many useful tips like what to take in my supply bag (one day I will stop winging it and get a bag organised!) It's good to know that Sharon is meeting agencies etc. to help support us. I appreciate the advice I get from others when I put a post up. In return I try and comment on lots of posts. You can get lots of teaching ideas from people when you're stuck. Keep on going Sharon you're doing a great job for us supply teachers. We have a voice. Thank you for being here.
Julie, West Midlands