Today a consultant from an agency I am registered with called me for a brief chat about how things are for me during the quarantine etc. We spoke about how my Masters is going and then the conversation shifted to what this different agency I am also registered with are doing to their supply teachers: Ghost Booking! I asked her to explain what this is, and she said that this is a practice in which candidates are given assignments which do not actually exist, so that they can make 100% sure they won't take up work from other agencies and that they will be available that day (even though they do call them early in the morning and say they've been cancelled). I knew something dodgy was going on here! How could they!? More often than not, this agency cancel my assignments while I am on the way to work, sometimes sending me to a different school instead. Once, I actually had to drive past my own house to get to an assignment after being diverted 10 miles! Has anybody else heard of this?