Hi, I have not posted (nor taught!) for a while, but a local school has expressed an interest in possibly booking me for some day-to-day supply. The Head has asked me what my daily supply rate is as this school employ and pay all their teachers directly. When I have done supply work previously, it has always been through agencies or through the LEA so I have no idea what to charge! I know that rates can vary from area to area and that the local agency pay their teachers £120 a day (obviously the schools pay more to cover the agency's cut), and when I did supply before (5 or so years ago) I was on MPS 6 and my daily rate through the LEA was around £165 (although this included an element of holiday pay). My dilemma is that I don't want to under-value myself (I have around 14 years of classroom experience) but I want to specify a rate which is competitive with the agency so that the obviously I am the school's first choice for bookings. I'm not fussed about including holiday pay as I have other employment so am just looking for odd supply days as a 'top up'. I wondered if any supply teachers out there who are employed directly by schools might be able to give me an indication of their current rates? I am in rural Kent, so not an affluent area, if that makes a difference.