Q&A – What is it like working on supply as a Primary Teacher?

Q – What is it like working as a Primary Supply Teacher?

As a supply teacher you will take charge of the whole class you are booked to cover and instruct any Teaching Assistants in your class.

You may be expected to prepare lesson plans and take along work if the cover is booked without notice. To assist you with this we can offer you free access to online accredited resources to support you if required.

You will be asked to teach pupils in accordance with the national curriculum and be responsible for marking students’ work and providing them with necessary feedback/handover for usual class teacher.

Q – Who does this type of work suit?

Supply teaching is a great career choice for qualified Primary Teachers looking for a variety or work, semi retired teachers who are looking for a couple of days a week work, NQT’s looking for more experience or simply teachers looking for some extra income!

Q – What makes a good supply teacher?

If you have qualified teacher status or have experience teaching in a school setting then supply could be for you!

Working on supply is a great career choice for teachers who have developed strong classroom management skills and who have a real “can do” attitude.

Each day on supply is different and you need to be flexible and have the ability to turn your hand to age appropriate work.

Supply suits people who will get stuck in and come up with solutions if there are any unforeseen problems.

A good supply teacher will come prepared with energy and enthusiasm and will often be rebooked by the school following a successful day!

☎️If you are thinking of working on supply then call Lyndsey or Sarah today on 01228 530554 or email us at lyndsey.sisson@system-people.co.uk