Dear Theo, I have been offered a permanent job in a school I was interviewed in in November 2010. I was second choice, and as a new vacancy arose, they offered it to me recently. I was sent to this school at the beginning of this year through an agency to cover a long term sickness till the end of the year. Now do the school have to pay this agency a finders fee or not as I applied through the LEA privately, not through the agency, but have been working there through the agency till July? I don't want to lose this job as jobs are really hard to get these days and I feel the school will not be willing to pay a finders fee saying they had found me before the agency. Please advise, I am very confused.