I have just completed my secondary PGCE and am available to take-up an NQT position starting in January. However, the job market is tough at the moment. How would taking up agency work effect my chances of securing an NQT position in September? I'm concious of the fact that having finished my PGCE in December I'll have been away from the classroom for a while by the time September comes around. I have the opportunity for 2 terms cover with an agency but am unsure of the cosquences in terms of my NQT etc. If I applied for jobs for next September how would this be viewed by prospective schools, would they lean towards a fresh NQT as opposed to me. I really don't want to work for an agency long-term but it would give me more experience etc ahead of next year and some income.