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02 March 2017
Hello again and welcome back to Part 2 of ‘How to be a Super Hero Supply Teacher!’. Well, we already saw some little gems, some simple advice on how to make your supply days super!! Here are a few more, to add to your teacher toolbox!
23 February 2017
Be honest, we’ve all had them, those days when all you want to do is press ‘snooze’ on the alarm clock, and roll over, pulling the duvet firmly back under your chin. The thought of dragging yourself out of bed on a chilly morning, to face a day full of challenging students, seemingly wanting to push to your limits of patience and stamina, can be an unwelcome one. Only to be rewarded at the end of the school day by stepping out into a grey, and drizzly dark afternoon, with the prospect of an evening filled with marking planning and yet more preparation?
A thankless task, a joyless existence? Well certainly if presented with this interpretation of a supply teacher’s day, who would choose it as a wise career move? In a report produced by a Government survey in 2015, on Workload Stress, 83% of teachers had reported workplace stress 67% said their job has adversely impacted their mental or physical health, with almost 50% of the three thousand respondents reported they had seen a doctor because of work-related mental or physical health problems
Yet, it doesn’t have to be that way, in fact, it doesn’t have to be that way at all!!
‘Supply’ teaching, as it affectionately known is fast becoming one of the most popular choices of career for not only Newly Qualified Teachers but with seasoned educators alike. It provides, flexibility, choice and ultimately the power to self-determine your career and work-life balance! ‘Supply’ is characterised by any assignment that doesn’t fall under the remit of having a direct contract with the school or education authority, and can vary in duration from a 9-month long maternity assignment, to an ‘emergency’ same day cover, and indeed, anything in between.
So how can you make this a lasting, fulfilling and fruitful way to use your considerable teaching talents to their best, so that everyone benefits, you, the students in your care and the school in which you are working? As Director of TARA Professional Recruitment and a qualified Primary Teacher, I humbly offer you some insights on how to make your daily teaching life a more positive experience!
So, how do you become a Super Hero Supply Teacher?
Join me over the next few days, for some ‘secrets’ of making your supply career into that of a Super Hero!
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