Well, englishdragon, it might well be that your experiences with Search Associates are rather different to mine. Yes, that might be possible. However, I have heard (from several different sources) that SA do indeed "black ball" schools who do not play by the rules. Search Associates will refuse to work with those schools in future and will do their best to warn candidates. Perhaps jobfairs have gone out of fashion these days, but I found that they did provide candidates with an opportunity to network and share experiences. In my view, this also helped to reduce the likelihood of schools behaving dishonestly. Yes, englishdragon, there is indeed an organization that likes to take a fat fee, however badly schools mislead teachers in their advertisements and however shamelessly the schools break all of their promises. This organization has repeatedly done its best to stop teachers from "naming and shaming" schools. And the name of this organization? It's called "the TES". Some wise words from old gulfers, as per usual.