I live in an area where there aren't any LA supply pools so I rely on getting supply work through agencies. I'm a primary NQT (qualified last June) who still hasn't been able to get an induction post and I've been doing supply since last autumn. You'd think that, as an NQT, I'd be cheap enough as it is. I was shocked to get a call from one of the big supply agencies yesterday offering me a day's work for £85. My usual rate with this agency is £95/day. When I queried the £10 reduction I was told that it's due to the school's budget: there've been cuts in budgets and some schools aren't prepared to pay as much as others. I feel quite disgusted about this, surely the agency is making enough money out of me anyway? I'm with a couple of agencies and this one doesn't pay as well as the others but does give me more frequent work. Has anyone else experienced this? Given the inability to find an induction post I'm thinking of giving up teaching and supply anyway and finding a job that'll give me a regular income. However, in the meantime, when there's supply work, at least it's some money. Yet this has really left me with a bad taste in my mouth and I feel quite exploited.