The downsides to being a supply teacher

As many of you will know I work as a supply teacher.  I’ve written previously about why I love being a supply teacher but I thought today I would share some of the downsides.  Supply teaching isn’t for everyone and I think for the most part the negatives are fairly obvious but here goes: 1. There’s no money in the holidays  I’m pretty sure it goes without saying but as a supply teacher you can only work during term time – which means you just don’t get paid in the school holidays.  This also drags on into the days (or even weeks) at the start of term when people are less likely to be off sick or on courses.  (I know some supply teachers work as temps during the holidays but that wouldn’t work for my family).  Essentially it’s a case of knowing you won’t be earning anything and trying to…

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6 reasons why I love being a supply teacher

6 reasons why I love being a supply teacher

I’ve been working as a Supply Teacher for almost three years now.  It’s my second stint on supply though in reality … View Post
8 signs you’re a supply teacher!

8 signs you’re a supply teacher!

If you’ve ever worked as a supply teacher I’m sure you’ll be nodding along as you read this post. . . 1. You have … View Post
7 years of supply teaching

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 … View Post
Supply Teaching – Six ways to get re-booked

Supply Teaching – Six ways to get re-booked

This term marks six consecutive years on supply for me – including a short stint when I was recently qualified, I’ve now spent getting … View Post
Preparing for the first day of school – #TrustMeImATeacher

Preparing for the first day of school – #TrustMeImATeacher

Do you remember your first day at school? I don’t remember mine. I do remember going to visit though. We were about to … View Post
Why I will continue to supply teach

Why I will continue to supply teach

This post about why I will continue to supply teach has been half written and forgotten about in my drafts for a while now, … View Post