Strangest request ever from one agency yesterday: called at 10.30 to ask if I'll go to a local PRU to work as admin for the day answering the phones on reception. Apologies but... ***?!? I was already out and about for the day doing other things so I declined. It would have taken me time to get home and get appropriately dressed, then get to the school. At the most I'd have got about 3 hours pay and I'm guessing not at teacher rate! What are these people doing?? I'm pretty sure this agency is getting rather peed off with me for turning tmdown their work, but this is a summary of their offers so far: - one day teaching English (my specialism) in an awful school - one day teaching English in a college - a day teaching in a PRU which said they didn't need me when I arrived. - a placement October to Christmas working as something called a "virtual school" which involved liaising with agencies to write IEPs for looked after kids (I have absolutely no experience doing this) - 1:1 tutoring with an excluded pupil who didn't turn up - an offer of teaching drama until Easter in the worst school in the area (which other agencies won't work with due to the frequency of supply staff being assaulted) All this on a lower rate than my other agency who sends me to decent schools for £140 a day. I'm pretty sure the agent is frustrated with me for saying no, but if she'd just offer me the work I've asked for instead things I'm not qualified for...bonkers!!!