I worked a half day at the end of November - it was a last minute call so I didn't check the pay before I accepted it. It's the first half day I've done for this agency. My normal daily rate is £80 with this agency. I worked a morning - got there at 9am, and kids went to lunch at 12.45 (late for a Y1 class?!), I stayed until 1.15 marking etc. I assumed, as it was a morning, I'd get at least £40 (my other agency pay £53 for a morning, £42 for the afternoon). However got my payslip today and have only been paid £35. This works out at £9.33 per hour (9-12.45). If I work direct through a school I get £17.06!! Assuming they then pay £45 for an afternoon (1.5 hours in this case) that works out as £30 per hour! I have obviously emailed my agency but I'm a bit confused. Don't think I'll get a reply til Monday now. Does anyone think it's likely they just pay a standard £35 for a half day, meaning 2 half days work out as less pay than 1 full day, even though mornings are longer than afternoons? Has anyone else experienced this?