This week I managed to get my first supply work of the term, one day. The next day I recieved a phone call from the agency to ask me to work for one hour. As it takes 25 mins to drive to the school, I said it wasn't worth my while for an hour. The agency explained that they would pay me for two hours if I went in to do the lesson. I agreed to work for an hour and be paid for two hours. When I went into the school and saw the Cover Supervisor, I saw that I was down to do two hours, on the 'print out' a pencil written note asked me to 'help out' at another lesson. I explained what the agreement was with my agency. The Cover Supervisor said that the teacher would come and see me and he probably would not want me to 'help out' and the the teacher would come and see me, and the school's policy was to pay a minimum of two hours and they expected two hours work. At the end of my lesson I waited for 5 minutes and then went to the Office to see the Cover Supervisor to 'sign out'. The Cover Supervisor said "didn't he come to see you? Well you can find him with the class in the ICT room" . I reminded her the terms by which I agreed to do the supply and said I will have to speak to my agency to clarify the position. The Cover Supervisor's attitude then become almost aggressive and she said "Just go, it doesn't matter". I felt that I would not be asked back at the school, but if I had stayed I would have been angry with myself for being misled and taken advantage of. I know this seems quite a trival episode but I was wondering if anybody else had experienced similar examples of schools and cover supervisors taking advantage of supply teachers. I have posted this message in the 'Ue teachers' forum by mistake but will try to delete it now. So if you have read this message before, sorry.