I've had some interest by some local schools for direct supply - which is the route I'd prefer to go down. My agency are pretty ****. BUT I don't have a CRB for the local council - and I can't get one without signing up to the council's supply agency (which I only just found out existed) and that will take like 4-6 weeks to process and I'm applying for jobs anyway OR if a school does the footwork for me. This happened to me where I used to live when I was still a student - the school put in the footwork and (very kindly - they really wanted me!) footed the bill aswell (which I'm not expecting now). But I don't know any of the schools well enough I think for them to offer to put the CRB through - any suggestions on how to get over this problem?