I quit full-term teaching this summer after a disastrous NQT year (constant verbal and mental abuse from students and HOD alike) for greener pastures. I am now teaching evening lessons in a language four times a week center and am about to start French after-school clubs three times a week, which makes for a nice, much needed change. Sadly, as great as it is for my mental health, it covers only the rent and then some, and isn't sustainable in the long term for now. (Hoping to get more hours at the language center as we go). So I contacted a few teaching agencies in August/September. I told them I would like to make the switch from secondary to primary, with French lessons and PPA cover and the likes. I was told by most agencies they mostly focus on finding long term placements (okay, but I still need work in the meanwhile) or was met with condescending comments about how rare languages position in primary are (I know, which is why I'm using agencies in the first place). One agency told me they had an opportunity to teach languages in primary, then never contacted me again. Another shortlisted me for a position, and left it at that. A third one sent me a job opportunity, then rudely brushed me off as not having enough experience when I showed interest. Two more had phone calls with me about joining, then told me a colleague would be in contact; I am still waiting. Not one call about day2day supply from any of them. Am I missing something? One of my friends (unqualified teacher from same area as me) told me he's getting phone calls for daily supply almost every morning. How is it that I'm not getting anything, despite now being registered with some of the biggest agencies in London? Should I contact them to remind them I exist or is it considered rude?