4th February 2000 at 00:00
IN TIMEPLAN'S considerable experience supply teachers are not treated as the "lowest of the low", and good teachers do not have "recurring nightmares struggling to keep a class's attention" (First Appointments, January 14) .

Over the past 12 years we have found that the vast ajority of pupils value and respond well to supply teachers. More often than not it is journalists who perpetuate the myth that that these teachers have a "rubbishy 'fill-in' status".

Sally Webster

TimePlan Education Group

2021 Arcadia Avenue, London N3

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