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Why choose SupplyNow? We’ll give you 10 reasons…

Why choose SupplyNow? We’ll give you 10 reasons… With a web full of different teaching agencies to choose from, it can be very challenging to know which is the right one for you – especially when on face value, they probably all look very similar! We’re here to show you that  ..

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The Importance of Taking ‘Time Out’

Why it’s productive to have some fun time too! It’s safe to say that within modern culture, we have a habit of busying our lives and putting pressure on ourselves, rarely taking time just to chill. Teachers and education professionals are no exceptions to this rule. In fact, this gro ..

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What’s happening this half-term?

Adventures to keep you and your family busy We all want to make the most of our time off - even if it’s just a couple of days out of the week – but don’t you always find it hard to think on the spot of things to do? Don’t worry, we have the answer! Here’s your guide to everything ..

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The power of the teaching assistant: how to pick the best TAs for your school

Teachers may be the people set with the task of teaching your students and ensuring they get the best out of their education, but you'd be surprised (or not!) to know how much teaching assistants contribute to how well each class performs and grows. After all, with over 6 hours in school every d ..

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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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