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Behaviour management tips for supply teachers

Behaviour management comes with the territory of working in a school, whether you’re a permanent teacher, supply teacher, cover supervisor or supply teaching assistant – it’s unavoidable (as much as we wish otherwise)! Most schools will have regular teacher training days that include b ..

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The school funding crisis: balancing your budget

Funding in UK schools has reached a crisis level. With school budgets being reduced by 8% in real terms since 2010 (Institute for Fiscal Studies), headteachers are faced with daily challenges, searching for new ways to save money. A group of headteachers who formed the now grassroots ..

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Should I become a supply teacher?

More flexibility and a better work-life balance…It sounds good, doesn’t it? Have you found yourself considering becoming a supply teacher? It’s great that the world we live in is more understanding of mental-wellbeing, and supply teaching is an excellent way to give attention to ..

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How to invite more wildlife into your school

When you live or work around children, heading outside and ‘becoming one with nature’ (perhaps not that extreme!) can be a great deal of fun and educational – no matter what age you are. It’s vital we take steps to care for our planet, not to mention the creatures that live within it,  ..

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James Fazzani: Will the Early Career Framework Work?

The Department for Education (DfE) recently released a strategy, with support from the likes of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), highlighting the challenges relating to recruitment and retention of staff within UK schools. An article in The Educator ( ..

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A stress-free Christmas for headteachers and schools!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we all want to be relishing in it, especially as a hardworking headteacher or member of the school community. We want to be spending time with family, catching up with friends we’ve not seen in a while, Christmas carolling, watching movies, eat ..

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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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