What are the benefits of working as a Supply Teacher?

•  Increased Freedom: Working on a supply basis allows you a greater degree of autonomy compared to permanent positions. You have more control over the type of assignments you take on, the year groups you work in, and the teaching methods you employ. This freedom can lead to increased job satisfaction and a renewed sense of control in your teaching.

Variety:  Supply teaching exposes you to a variety of educational settings, year groups, and pupils. This diversity can keep teaching fresh and exciting and enhance your professional development and adaptability.

Networking Opportunities: By working in different schools and classrooms, you will have the chance to network with a wide range of education professionals. Building these connections can lead to future job opportunities, and support networks to draw upon.

• Skills Development: Supply teaching requires adaptability, resilience, and the ability to think on your feet. These skills are valuable not only in the classroom but also in other areas of life.  Working on a supply basis provides you with the chance to talk to different teachers see how they teach, plan and assess providing you with the opportunities to explore and adapt your own teaching.            

Therefore, working on supply can offer you a range of benefits that contribute to your professional growth, personal fulfilment, and a better work-life balance, making it a refreshing yet rewarding choice.