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Essential tips for a supply teacher

Being a supply teacher can be hard work. You may be put in charge of a classroom full of pupils you have never taught before with very little in the way of planned work. In this situation you need to be able to quickly establish the rules with the students and get them started on a task.

Always make sure you arrive early for a supply teaching job, especially if you have not taught there before. This will give you enough time to familiarise yourself with the school policies regarding behaviour, break times, lesson structures etc.

It’s a good idea to have suitable teaching ideas up your sleeve so that you have something to fall back on if you need it. You may find that the teacher that you are covering for has all the lesson plans so you need to refer to your own to keep the children occupied.





Relocating schools

There may come a time when you need to relocate your children to another school. This is often because of a house move so not only will the children need to adapt to a new school but also to a new area. It may be that you are moving to an area where you do not know anyone and therefor feel a bit like you are starting again.
It is important to allow your children time to settle in to a new school and also help them make new friends. By enrolling them in after school clubs, attending local events and introducing yourself and children to many of the locals you can often very quickly make new friends.
Children often adapt very quickly to new environments and will soon fit in but sometimes just need a little helping hand to allow them to make the first steps to building new friendships.

How to Find Suitable Teaching Vacancies in Market Harborough

When it comes to teaching vacancies Market Harborough, you can search and apply for thousands of jobs online through a recruitment agency. You can also register to receive email alerts any time there’s a job opening that meets your criteria. The good thing is that you can view details of each job advertised, including the company that is hiring, the job title, job description, and the ideal candidate being sought. The job advertisement will also inform you of the location of the company, the salary you can expect and the number of hours you’ll be working per week.

Apart from learning about your annual salary, you can also learn about the type of contract you’re going to be offered, which can either be part time or full time. Another piece of information is what the prospective employer is offering in terms of working conditions. For instance, the prospective employer can offer a well established and effective staff team, a good working environment and training and development for the successful candidate. If you find the terms being offered satisfactory, you can instantly send your application online and if you’re shortlisted, you will receive an email alert.  Continue reading

Taking a break in the school holidays

The school holidays have now started and thousands of students are already planning how they ar going to spend their six weeks off. The school holidays are not just for the students though, teachers need a break also and the six weeks off can be a great time for them to recoup and relax before the new school year starts.

There will still be a certain amount of planning, marking and setting up that will need doing during the holidays and if not planned in correctly can make you not be able to switch off or leave everything to the last minute making you have to rush about.

Ideally you should take a few days at the start of the holiday to complete all your marking and then a few days at the end of the holiday to prepare your classroom and plan the first week’s work for the children.





Shortage of teachers, call for more supply

With the crisis of shortage of teachers in the UK in the headlines, it seemed a good time to investigate the effect this would have on the supply teachers industry. Unfortunately many teachers are leaving the profession, even a high umber within their first year, often due to stress and workloads.

Often supply teachers are having to be called in to schools on a more regular basis to cover for stress related illnesses or to cover a class until permanent staff are found. This does mean there are more supply teaching jobs around, but as a supply teacher you may find yourself pushed in to a full time position without even realising it. If the supply teacher is good, the school are often forking out more than they would with a permanent member of staff to keep them on board and many are even being offered a full time position.


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