Letters extra: Agency rip offs

29th June 2001 at 01:00
A schoolnbsp;that spent pound;140,000 on supply cover with the Spring Teaching Agency thus qualified for a video projector - Hire staff and win a toaster. TES 8th June.

How honourable of Mr Taylor, marketing director of Spring, to declare: "This is not intended to make any more money (for Spring) but to reward them (the school) for what they spent."

Laugh - I have only just stopped!

A more prudent school policy which avoided being ripped off by agencies, which charge at least pound;70 - pound;80 a day over and above the teacher's salary, would have enabled the school to have purchased six video-projectors or several computers.

The profits made by agencies are obscene, undeserved, and require governmental legislation - immediately.

Rob Ian Smith

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