Following my post in November on Workplace dilemmas: Nightmare situation, support plan and all I can't believe how quickly my situation has turned around. I have been offered 2 jobs in LA schools both Full time but temporary contract for the rest of the academic year. One through the supply agency and the other through a school I applied to. I now have the pleasure of choosing but I can't decide. The school through the supply is offering a better pay with a clause to be permanent in September if I am happy. They would also pay one day a week during all holidays. The other school is offering what I am earning now also with a clause to be permanent in September. I guess they will pay over the holidays. I am not sure. What are the benefits of working directly through the school over working through a supply agency? If I am with the supply agency, can I still claim continous service? I would be grateful for any advice. P.S: Thank you for your advice on USP and ES.