Advantages of becoming a supply teacher

Posted on October 27, 2014 at 10:18 pm

The advantages of being a supply teacher are great. The pay is often better than that of a permanent teaching position and the advantage of being able to manage and chose which days you work and how much work you do can be a massive plus point for many.

Maybe you are a teacher looking to retire but want to still teach occasionally or maybe you are looking to return to work after having a baby and want the flexibility of being able to have time off. Whatever your reason, Supply teaching can suit people of all ages. If you are only doing short term supply, you often don’t have the added responsibilities of that of permanent staff such as marking, creating displays and parents evenings.

There are of course some cons to working as a supply teacher such as no guaranteed income and not knowing where you may be required to teach next. You may find that you need to be flexible in your approach as often supply teachers are called upon on the day that they are required and if you consistently are not available, you may find that you do not get asked again by that school.


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