I was told this today by an agency I had worked a half term for in February to March this year. I presume this means the salespeople at the agency think that I am not available for work. Or does it? How does a file become "dormant"? How significant is this? Touch wood so far my experiences with agencies have been ok, but I am aware that money is tighter than ever and there are some very dodgy characters around who might for example, be quite capable of having a file marked dormant just because a teacher refused to work for a lower rate than previously. Has anyone any experience or advice? I have no illusions that agency salespeople are only in it for the money and do not give a *** about individual teachers, but I think it's useful to gain as clear a picture as possible about how they work.