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How to thrive as a supply teacher

Supply teaching is a vital role that will be varied and spontaneous, but you need to take the right steps to make it fun, financially viable and beneficial for the kids too. Here we explore how you can thrive as a supply teacher. Join a teaching agency Joining a teaching agency is the  ..

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Change Things Up - Don’t Let the Pressures Get to You

You may have read in the news that due to there being such a shortage of teachers, the Government is now paying recruitment companies millions of pounds to locate staff from other countries. According to The Evening Standard (https://www.standard.co.uk/news/education/recruitment-compani ..

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5 Great Habits for Education Staff

New Year’s resolutions can be challenging to keep. We often find ourselves setting impossible tasks, some perhaps you’ve given up on already! So, how about something more manageable; some simple habits that you can fuse into your day that will transform the way you feel and the way you handle si ..

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The scandal rocking the supply teacher industry

Shocking figures from investigations into the way unscrupulous agencies are recruiting supply teachers show the taxpayer may be losing millions of pounds each year in unnecessary fees. The Daily Telegraph found that some recruitment companies were using job fairs and university events t ..

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The Supply Teacher Survival Pack

Supply teaching is rewarding work, but comes with its own unique causes of stress. Be it a last-minute opportunity from your teaching agency, or hopping between three schools a week as you cover multiple supply teacher jobs, there is always some uncertainty about your daily regime. Th ..

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Why supply work is the perfect choice for highly experienced teachers

Those with a genuine passion for teaching rarely actually want to stop, but getting older can make full time teaching hard. Like any job it has physical demands and teachers over a certain age frequently find themselves getting more tired after a full day in the classroom as time goes on. M ..

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Ready to take the New Year by storm?

Hello everyone! We hope you’re all still feeling refreshed after your Christmas break. Will you be stepping into this new term with a spring in your step or are you returning feeling slightly heavy-hearted? We hope not, but if you are, remember SupplyNow is here as a different option.  ..

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2017: The Year of SupplyNow

Where does the time go? Can it really be 2018 already? Madness! But what a year 2017 was! Something that many of us like to do as we step into a new year is to reflect on the year we've just experienced. It helps us to appreciate what we have overcome, recognise what we've achieved and think ..

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SupplyNow Christmas Tales

Christmas is a time of joy and for making memories – some of them funnier than others. Here are some of our stories from over the years. Hopefully, you'll be able to relate and even have a chuckle! Simon, Founder: I remember despising having to be in the nativity play to the very cor ..

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Five key benefits to becoming a supply teacher

When discussing supply teaching, it sometimes feels as though the focus is largely on the negatives. Permanent work offers familiarity, routine, and security, and can feel like the ultimate goal. Supply teaching, however, has a number of hidden benefits which are worth considering. 1.  ..

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