Hi everyone. After a few weeks away to gather my thoughts and find a way out of supply teaching, I've finally managed it. Huge breakdown caused by agencies as usual being money grabbing (insert offensive word here). I wanted to warn any supply teachers of the latest unbelievable trick they seem to be playing. I was asked to go to a difficult school during my final week of supply. Nobody will go there but I needed the cash. This school starts extra early and finishes at 2pm. They still have 5 hours of lessons per day however. Imagine my delight when I saw the agency had docked £30 from my daily rate. I questioned this and was told the following: "Well you left at 2pm which is earlier than most schools so it wasn't a full day." I informed them I still taught 5 hours, covered a duty and a registration. They wouldn't budge. So I called the Academy personally and asked if they'd been charged the usual rate by my agency. They had. So the agency pocketed the extra £30. I called my agency instantly and told them I would never work for them again, have spread the word to friends who work for them and apparently a mini exodus of supply teachers has decided to join me in leaving them. Agencies hey. Will they ever rise up from the lows they stoop to. So be aware of this everyone. It's disgusting behaviour. I am finally out of supply for good and will never go back, but I wanted to make you aware of what some agencies are now doing. Thank you for reading this.