I have read the NUT guidance on supply teacher's pay and I know that only schools and LEAs are bound to paying certain amounts based on pay scales, but... If I had stayed in a permanent position I would have been on M3 this year but I am paid less than someone on M1! I didn't really mind earning less when I was doing less, but now I'm in a long-term position I am doing everything a regular teacher does, but for less money and I am getting pretty de-moralized. When I have spoken to family, friends, and colleagues they all seem to have this idea that supply teachers get a lot of money each day - most people seem to think about £160+. This lead to me think that I was being taken advantage of by my agency but they insist that I am getting a good rate and that it doesn't really depend on experience/how good I am. I have a really good relationship with the people at the agency and I don't want to damage this by pushing too hard, but are they taking the mick?