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7 Tips for Staying Healthy During Exams

After weeks of intense studying, cramming as much information as you can into your brain and wishing you kept up with your reading throughout term time, you approach your first exam and feel a sense of relief after finishing it. But that's just the start. You're back to the library right a ..

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The new and improved app for teachers and schools!

The SupplyNow app has had a makeover, making it easier than ever for schools and supply staff to connect. From speed to design, we’ve taken it all into consideration to ensure that filling supply vacancies is as effortless as possible. All that’s left for you to do is to focus on the t ..

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5 Reasons to Become a Supply Teacher

Why is it that supply teachers get such a bad rep? They’re often labelled as ‘failed teachers’ who can’t land a secure job, but we’re going to go ahead and challenge that theory. Sure, permanent work offers familiarity, routine, and security, but supply teaching has many benef ..

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Reasons Not to Work for a Teaching Agency and Manage Your Own Time

What’s your current method of finding supply teacher jobs? The chances are you’re going through a teaching agency, and perhaps you’re happy with them, but have you ever considered the alternative: managing your own time? Just take a moment to consider this: at the moment, you’re on ..

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Are you getting ripped off by your teaching agency?

If you ask teachers and schools what their thoughts are towards teaching agencies, it’s rarely anything positive. Agencies and recruitment consultants have a reputation for raking in money while schools (https://www.supplynow.co.uk/schools) and supply staff (https://www.supplynow.co.uk/her ..

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7 new (school) year habits to make this your best ever teaching year

Being a teacher is like living two lives. In one life, you’re piling task upon task each day, and coming up with yet another challenge - “have you marked our assessments yet…?” In the other, you enjoy the long balmy days of summer, you revel in the company of your friends and fa ..

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So you want to become a teaching assistant? Here’s what you might not be expecting...

Are you about to start a new job as a teaching assistant? How do you picture it? Playing with kids, maybe some photocopying, a bit of admin, home at 3.30…that’s what our TA friend, Katie, was thinking too. It’s safe to say, her time in the classroom hasn’t been so simple (othe ..

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SOS - I'm Heading into NQT Year!

NQT Year Fear It’s been said, that starting NQT year is like stepping into the classroom for the first time as a trainee all over again. It can be very nerve-wracking and almost like you’ve forgotten everything you know! You haven’t. Don’t panic. You’ve had the training, and you woul ..

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Showing your students the distance they’ve come

Teaching at this time of year can be difficult – we’re all tired and feel like we should be on a beach already. But it’s also a lovely because we get to see how far we’ve come over the last ten months. “Me and your mum are so proud of you… you know that don’t you.” I hea ..

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Sports Day Ideas for Everyone to Enjoy!

Ready, set, go! Sports day is here! It’s National School Sports Week! Are you ready to welcome in the fun for sports day and, with a bit of luck, enjoy some sunshine? National School Sports Week was created to encourage pupils to be more active, and this year, the theme is: ‘celebrating the  ..

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