Tag Archives: Supply

Things supply teachers don’t get

Paid sick leave CPD INSET training Maternity leave Paid to scale Pension contributions PPA time

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Treading Water

The reason I don’t post often isn’t because I have nothing to write, but rather the opposite. A lot of things occur to me, but because of the mass of ideas none of them end up written. At the moment … Continue reading

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Wishing my life away

As I said in an earlier post, I’ve lost a lot of the enthusiasm I had as a new teacher. The reasoning for this is, I believe, that I’ve gotten tired of waiting for my teaching career to start. I … Continue reading

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Letting the side down

I feel like a bit of a traitor, as for the last two school days I’ve accepted work as a cover supervisor at the same school. I hate it. I hate that I do exactly the same work as a … Continue reading

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Boredom

This is the unemployed supply teacher’s biggest enemy, so I thought I’d share a few tips for alleviating the boredom. Worthy things: Clean the kitchen, tidy the dining room, hoover, bake cakes for a grateful husband, trawl TES for new … Continue reading

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Outrageous

I’ve got an agency I use very infrequently. They’ve called today to ask if I’m available for work tomorrow. Excellent, I think, I can work tomorrow. It’s at X school, half a day, cover supervisor. I’m a qualified teacher. I’m … Continue reading

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A day in the life of a supply teacher

There are three types of work a supply teacher does. One is a long term placement, teaching your own subject. This is the preferred option for many of us. The second is the prebooked placement – meaning you know where … Continue reading

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