My agency seem to keep reducing my rate. For the last few years I’ve been paid £45 for half a day. The agency now say they can only offer £40. They take approx £4 of this as holiday pay. As a primary teacher I’m in school for about 3 1/2 hours when it’s half a day. Added to this the half hour drive to get there and back. I’m an experienced teacher and feel I should be offered more than this. 10 years ago I was being paid £70 for half a days work. How have agencies got away with paying so much less than they did 10 years ago? What are other experienced teachers being paid for half day bookings?