Supply teaching opens new doors no matter what stage you’re at in your teaching career. There are a variety of motives for going into supply teaching, whether you are newly qualified, and looking to get experience in a vast range of schools, or have been working in the same school for twenty years and want a change of pace.
If you’re looking for a long-term role, but haven’t decided on a school, then supply teaching is the perfect opportunity to explore the different options available to you. You can experience a vast range of schools and see if they are the right fit for you.
Having fun and engaging lessons is not only an enjoyable experience for you and your pupils, but schools also appreciate flexible supply teachers who can adapt quickly to any situation. If you personalise your lessons, come prepared for any situation, and follow our successful supply teacher guide, the school will remember you and might even keep you in mind for future teaching vacancies.
Whether you intend to teach supply for the long term or find a permanent job somewhere along the line, the variety that supply teaching offers will help with your overall professional development.
There are great benefits in visiting a variety of schools, especially if you are newly qualified and want to quickly develop your teaching skills. No two teaching days are the same and, every day, you’ll meet a diverse group of students who will teach you just as much as you teach them.
Each school will also implement different teaching styles, giving you the opportunity to experiment and figure out what works best for you.
You Enjoy a Challenge
Like anything teaching related, supply work is not always easy. On particularly busy mornings, a school may expect you to use your inventiveness, resourcefulness, and initiative to get through the day. Other days, you may have a challenging class with students who do not want to engage and you’ll have to work harder to make the lesson as enjoyable as possible.
Over time, you will learn to take everything in stride, developing your adaptability skills and building your patience; in the long run, this will help your growth as both a teacher and a person.
Teaching is more than just a job. Teachers will dedicate their heart and soul to education, giving all of their energy to help their pupils learn and grow. If you love teaching, but your life does not allow for how time-consuming permanent teaching jobs often are, supply teaching might be the answer for you.
Many people decide on supply teaching because it allows them to still work in a classroom, with less responsibility overall. That way, you can spend more time on other things. This could be, but is not limited to, a business, family, further education, or even travel.
Does this sound like everything you’re looking for in a job?
If your answer is “yes” then register with us today to start your supply teaching journey and find other exciting teaching opportunities.