On Thursday, i was cold called by an agency the name of which begins with the indefinite article followed by the word for the tall, pointed structure atop a church. It started off with the usual 'i saw your CV online' guff, and then went on to 'have had had any recent school experience?' bit. When I said no, he made himself sound disappointed, and regretted that i would not pass 'compliance' without a school reference from the last two years. Then, he appeared to have an idea, telling me that if i did voluntary work in a school for a fortnight, and got a reference, this would get around the compliance problem. I really became suspicious when he said, "Would you like me to arrange this? I've got contacts in many schools local to you."