I'm with four agencies. They all have various stories: " we are updating the files and yours hasn't been done yet...........schools are asking for people they've had before.........it's very quiet at the moment...it will pick up after half term when swine flu kicks in.....they are using more cover teachers on site........would you consider going further afield....(yes)....we'll call you if anything comes up.......schools are asking for longer term cover at the moment.........." It's been comforting to know that I'm not the only one; I've done primary supply on and off for a few years and I was beginning to wonder if it was me!!! To be fair to the agencies, they must be worried about <u>their </u>future if this carries on.....the bigger picture could be even more worrying. I think other posts are right about nagging and protesting; what else can we do if the whole system is going down the pan? ..