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Supply teachers' secret weapons!

In the world of supply teaching, it is important to always expect the unexpected. In a new classroom, with unfamiliar pupils, it can be useful to have a few back up plans which you can rely on to ensure that the day runs as smoothly as possible, and to make sure you are prepared for any eventual ..

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Resignation dates and notice periods: mind the gap

Notice periods are a mutually beneficial arrangement, providing both the employer and employee with a timeframe to manage workload, transitions and the ending of a contract. Clearly this is the ideal. The reality is sometimes very different. Particularly if someone in a pivotal position gets ..

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Growing supply teacher crisis in the UK

A growing reliance on agencies for supply teachers in the UK is nothing new, however, the problems it causes is finally coming to a head. The large cuts taken by agencies, coupled with a lack of consistent work, means that being a supply teacher is becoming less and less of a financially viable  ..

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Five Reasons Supply Teaching is Great!

…and why we think you should give it a try! Working as a teacher is a lot more than working nine to five. There’s the marking, the planning, the preparation, staff meetings and so on and so forth. This may work for some, but for others, work isn’t the meaning of life, but the me ..

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Teaching Assistants: The Secret Heroes of the Classroom

They sit amongst the class, often working with some of the most challenging students and always have a smile on their face! Often disregarded, teaching assistants rarely get the appreciation they deserve when, in fact, I think it’s safe to say they’re a pretty amazing bunch that schools would be ..

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Things You’ll Only Understand if You’ve Worked with Kids!

The highs, the lows and everything in between… 1. Nothing excites you more than going into a craft store 2. You quickly become accustomed to bogies, poop, pee and puke! 3. You frequently have to remind yourself that you're an adult, otherwise there'd be compl ..

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Annual London Education Report 2017 - what does it mean for you?

The Mayor’s Annual Education Report has been published, summing up the aims, strategies and programmes needed to ensure that London can provide a world-class education system. Much of its findings pivot on having sufficient numbers of staff, and teachers of the right caliber. The report a ..

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I’m on a mission to save UK schools £300m a year and here’s how you can help!

I started SupplyNow because I believe that the supply staff market is severely broken for UK schools. The spend is going up every year, with more of it going to private agencies. There’s been an explosion of supply agencies in recent years and they’re all making money by charging schoo ..

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Why We Love the On-Demand Educator (And You Should, Too!)

There’s a group of people who work extremely hard for less money than those they are working alongside. They don’t know when or where they’ll be working next or how much money they will make. They’re often going into situations where they know very little about the place they will be working, an ..

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Snapchat - Maps - Do you know about Ghostmode?

Snapchat has come out with its latest update and... it’s pretty controversial. One of it’s newest features is that it shows where the user is on a detailed map (click here ( to see their advert). It even goes to the point where you ..

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