Inside the Mind of a Supply Teacher

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When schools are in need of staff and cannot fill their vacancies internally, they rely on supply teachers and teaching agencies to provide cover for various positions, including long-term and short-term, part-time and full-time. Every day is different for supply teachers – one morning they may be covering PE and then in the afternoon they are making sculptures in Art class! Working on such short notice and being in a constantly changing environment means that supply teaching can be a stressful job, and we believe that supply staff are often undervalued in society.

In celebration of National Supply Teacher Week - which usually falls on the third week of June - we conducted a survey to gain a little insight into the daily lives of our hardworking, dedicated supply teachers. As a token of appreciation for completing our survey (and for all of the fantastic work that they do inside the classroom), one of our supply teachers will win a £50 gift voucher*. The winner will be announced soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

If you are looking for a teaching job or support role – whether it be day-to-day, temporary or permanent – then please get in contact with us to find out how we can help your teaching journey.

*Terms and Conditions apply.

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