As an NQT, I'm still fairly new to the world of supply so I'm still getting to grips with how all the agencies work. I signed up with just the one local agency back in July, it was the first one who contacted me after I thought I was applying for a 'job' by uploading my cv on to a website. I deemed this enough despite being inundated by agencies who I assume got my details from the website. The agency, in my opinion, have been good to me so far, but I've still only had 10 days work since September which is not enough to survive on. Because of this I'm starting to look around at other agencies and have just rang one re a 'job' advertised on the jobcentre website. Surprise surprise, vacancy filled but the consultant swiftly moved on to quizzing me about my work history, which agencies I've worked for, which schools, what are they like, etc. etc. She was clearly writing everything down I said which made me feel a little uneasy as I was merely enquiring about a 'supposed' vacancy, I wasn't expecting the third degree. Is this the norm for all agencies? Now I remember why I only signed with the one back in July, I had lots of pushy consultants ringing me constantly telling me how desperate they were for Maths teachers (laughable now I know) and I decided that I would stay with the one agency out of loyalty (misguided now I know) and just see how it went. I think maybe I am too nice, I felt awful talking to the woman just then and felt like I shouldn't have been discussing details of my current agency with them despite having read many a tale on here about mistreatment of supply teachers by various agencies. Do I need to toughen up and be as ruthless as them? Anyway after my grillling she asked me to email over my cv 'to complete my registration' - eh? it was only an enquiry, and was told 'it would be great to have you on our books as we are always short of maths teacher.' Yeah right, where have I heard that before . Told her ?I'd get around to emailing my cv but I'm not very hopeful.