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An agency the name of which reminds you of the latin word for 'head'

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by albertdog, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. Out of the blue, I had a phone call this afternoon, which came from an agency, the name of which I have made allusion in the title of this thread. A pleasant voice informed that they had been 'looking through their files' and 'noticed my CV, wondering whether I was still looking for work' and, if so, whether I would like to register with them. I was incredulous! I registered with the Hammersmith branch of this agency in October 2010. After over six months of nothing, I was 'transferred' to their Luton office, and then their Reading office; not once was I found one day of work.

    I wonder if anyone has found this agency to be of any use at all.
  2. I've had that conversation with at least 4 agencies this month but not the one you refer to. Did they also say that they had some long term cover available for your subject but refuse to say where/when? Clearly the callers think that we are complete mugs if they expect us to go for agency "interviews" and pay for new CRBs without a bit more evidence.
  3. Crapita did exactly the same for me and I was even daft enough to go to re-register. Far too interested in your CRB money. One supply teacher said that a branch of the company(not the supply business) carries out the CRB work in certain cases. Not a day's work ever even if you ring them up to remind them.
  4. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    I was contacted by the private wing of my LA outsourced agency last week offering me a 'fantastic' opportunity for permanent work at a school that is over 100 miles away from my home!
    They asked if I would be prepared to commute or to re-locate. A commute would be a non-starter. They clearly didn't look at my file to see that I will be 60 at the end of 2013 and would never consider selling up to move to an unknown area just for my last 5 terms of teaching.
    That the schhol was not able to recruit in the normal way sent a strong message about its probable challenging nature too.

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