7 years of supply teaching

Facebook reminded me earlier this month that it’s now seven years since I gave up full time teaching and a hideous daily commute across the M62 to Leeds. I used to spend around half a day a week in the car (at one stage I was pregnant with Chloe and driving Ben to Leeds with me for Nursery) and it cost me about £300 a month in fuel. I loved my school and I loved my colleagues – leaving was scary and it took me a long time to be ready to do it, but once I had, once I had left I wondered what on earth I’d been waiting for. My full time teaching job gave me security – I had a pension, I had sick pay and a regular wage – but that regular wage was entirely sucked up by full time childcare for two children under three…

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Supply Teaching – Six ways to get re-booked

Supply Teaching – Six ways to get re-booked

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Why I will continue to supply teach

Why I will continue to supply teach

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The downsides to being a supply teacher

The downsides to being a supply teacher

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6 reasons why I love being a supply teacher

6 reasons why I love being a supply teacher

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8 signs you’re a supply teacher!

8 signs you’re a supply teacher!

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