I got a massive shock, the other day. An agency I haven't worked with for 4 years, rung me up and wanted to put me back on their books. They had taken me off 4 years ago, due to my 'not having up to date references'. I didn't argue the point at the time, as I already had work with several others, with whom I still do today. Anyway, the female agent then said that she would put me through to her Manager to confirm my re-instatment. This Manager was someone I had worked with for several years, virtually exclusively! However, when he spoke to me, he again mentioned the reference problem. I informed him that I have new refs and gave him the contacts. It was then he informed that there were also other problems with using me. After some coaxing he then listed about 15 schools that refused to have me back for some reason or other. (Some of which were ridiculous and some, simply the blame culture supply teachers suffer from, such as didn't follow lesson plans, left room untidy, no classroom control, which is the usual accusatrion we get, when we simply call for SMT support!) Even if all complaints were justified, I feel that 15 bad days is not a bad record after having worked in nearly 100 schools across all key stages and subjects in 10 years! Anyway, he then refused to put me back on their books. If I was blacklisted by that agent, HE should've made sure I wasn't contacted again in the first place!! He did admit that they should have given me the feedback at the time. I feel that the least they could now do, is approach my latest references, which are very good, so that I could 'clear' my name with them in some small way. It left me reeling. What's your experience of feedback from schools or agents?