The advantages of being a supply teacher
Supply teaching is an enjoyable route for many people with an increasing number opting to make it a career choice. This may be because more schools are using supply agencies to find their staff meaning supply teachers can receive regular bookings. But did you know? There are many other benefits to becoming a supply teacher.
Flexibility Supply teachers have greater flexibility compared to regular classroom teachers. For example, you could take holiday during the term as you can choose which days you want to work each week.
Some people choose supply teaching to give themselves spare time to complete postgraduate studies whilst still earning an income. You can choose the days you want to work and can update your availability on a week by week basis.
Work-life balance Mainstream teachers spend a lot of time marking work and planning lessons which can make it hard to have a healthy work-life balance. With supply teaching, you turn up and deliver the work which has been set and leave at the end of the day. Your evenings are free for you to enjoy your hobbies or relaxing. The benefit of day to day supply teaching is that you have no or limited marking, no or limited planning and no extra school activities/ meetings to attend.
Supply teaching is a fantastic job for people that love teaching, but don’t like the additional time spent on planning which mainstream teachers have.
Variety Supply teaching is a diverse job as you experience different schools and pupils allowing you to find out more about your local area. The benefit of registering with us is that we have links with hundreds of schools across Yorkshire which allows you to find a school that suits you. When a long-term role becomes available it puts you in a strong position to be successful at the interview. Supply teaching is also a great networking opportunity as you can meet lots of teachers and share resources and expertise.
To allow us to find you supply teaching work, the first step is to book a registration appointment at our York office.
One of our recruitment specialists looks forward to talking to you soon.