Hi, Back in January I started working as a supply teacher for a SEN school. The assistant head tells me after a couple of weeks that they have a vacancy and that I should apply for it. I am initially reluctant to do so, for a variety of reasons including long commute and not wanting to be tied to a given agency once more. I tells the AH as much and he tells me not to worry about the agency, that they will sort it out. So I applied. There were two posts available and I got one of them. The other job was given to an NQT who was put on a contract immediately. I was told that because of the agency fee, I had to work through the agency for 20 more weeks and that in July I would be given a contract. In the meantime I had to work for £140/day not be paid over the holidays and still be expected to produce some Medium Term Planning during those. Needless to say I wasn't too happy about this arrangement, but I liked the school and staff and kind of understood why the school wouldn't be willing to pay 5 grands for my "release", so I went along with it. Now, I put in way more hours that are required as a regular supply, I rarely leave the school before 5pm, and also often doubles as a T.A. because the place is chronically short-staffed. But I did all this willingly on the understanding that in July I would have a contract and be paid over the holidays. Last week I found out that the agency is making a fuss about the actual start of the twenty weeks, and is telling the school I will have to work through them until November. Then HR tells me they wanted to give me a contract in September and that they are going to try and negotiate this. I tell them clearly that I am not happy with this as I was expecting to be paid over the summer. HR tells me their year contract go from September to the following August. So basically, I'm expected to work until the end of July, and do all the planning work required for September over the summer without pay. Two days ago, I got a "confirmation of booking extension" from the agency saying my booking is extended from the 30th of July until the end of September. I didn't agree to any of this, and the agency nor the school has called to discuss this. Then, there is the small issue of the AWR. I've had several long term positions with this agency and they have NEVER paid me more after 12 weeks. But this time I'm decided to stand my ground, so I have a few questions. Are the 12 weeks working weeks? I assume the agency wouldn't include the holidays in that count? Reading other posts on the matter I see that AWR is the yearly salary divided by 195 days. I've also seen 190. But I think the agency divides by 232 days, which is the right number? Because a yearly salary divided by 195 is very different from one divided by 232. Right now, I'm thinking "thanks but no thanks". I'm going to work at whatever rate I can get until the end of July, and then the school can find someone else. I'm tired of being taken for a fool.