Very disappointing. The interview process ran nice and smooth but, upon gaining placement at an academy, I was utterly horrified to find that I would be paid less than £7 an hour for my troubles. Considering the academy was nearly 20 miles away I found such pay to be very poor and problematic. As a result, I had little choice but to leave the academy after two weeks. Understandably, those in charge at the academy were left extremely unimpressed (especially given that the other two I-teacher placements who started with me had already left to go back to their original jobs). Likewise, I was very unimpressed at being placed in such a difficult and awkward situation since, up until that point, I'd felt very much welcomed by the academy staff. Consequently, I left there feeling that both mine and the academies time and effort had been wasted here. I would certainly recommend applying directly to academies in future rather than going through agencies to avoid similar inconveniences.
Friendly staff and quick interview process
Poor pay, long distance travel, and disrespectful treatment.