What makes a good supply teacher?
Supply teachers are an incredibly important part of the education system. When a teacher is off work, whether they're sick or on leave, then it's a supply teacher's job to step in and fill the gap. Everyone at Flourish Education works very hard to ensure that we can provide some of the best supply teachers and education staff. There's a variety of qualities and attributes that make a good supply teacher, the first being honesty. Of course it's always crucial to be open and honest to your students when giving feedback, as well as being honest about your skills and experience when registering with us.
A good temporary candidate would be someone who's flexible, adaptable and willing to go to different schools at short notice - sometimes, you'll get an early morning call to provide your services, meaning that being reliable is a key quality that you must have. You may be called to go into a variety of very different schools and learning environments, so you'll need to adapt to the new faces and the new challenges that await you.
Having a passion for your subject is a real necessity. If you don’t show enthusiasm for teaching your lesson, then your pupils certainly can’t be expected to either. It's important to provide a great example for your students to aspire to and ensure that the classroom is fully engaged and interested in the topic.
We ask all our candidates to be open and honest with their consultant about how their day has been. When we know what works for you and what doesn't we are able to tailor the work to you and ensure that your needs are met as well as those of the school. Our education recruitment consultants at Flourish Education are always available to help you secure your next supply teaching job, and offer individual careers guidance.
"Supply work with Flourish Education is flexible, its versatile, it means I can take holidays in term time. It is my choice when I work and where I work." - Helen
Are you an honest, reliable, dependable, flexible and passionate Teacher looking for a better work life balance? If so, you will make an excellent supply teacher!
We are currently recruiting for great supply teachers to work in Primary and Secondary Schools and Academies in Birmingham, Sandwell, The Black Country, Walsall, Wolverhampton and the wider West Midlands region including Coventry & Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Hereford and Telford & Wrekin.
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