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What To Expect When Working As A Supply Teacher

There are many ways that you can get into working as a teacher. This career route is the dream for many. But working as a teacher for one set class at one set school may not be the option you want to follow, that is when you should consider supply teaching Cambridge. But, what could you expect when working as a supply teacher in your local area?

Supply teaching is not all it is made out to be, it’s more than just assisting teachers when they need it. Whilst you could be enrolled into a school to help with a short-term placement there is also the option to be enrolled long-term. This could be to cover a teacher going on Maternity leave or sick leave for part of the school year. Long-term supply teaching placements allow you to have job security for a longer period of time. Whereas short-term placements you are likely to be constantly on the lookout for jobs in the local area.

When it comes to supply teaching Cambridge, you have the option to also sign up through a local teaching agency. The agency will then be on the hunt for work for you, sending you details as and when jobs become available. These again can be both long-term and short-term positions. Some even being only for a single day. However, this way you are going to be able to work for multiple school settings and find enjoyment from working with different classes each day. You may even find that after working with the agency, some schools you have been to may offer you a job to work in their setting full or part-time.

Another option for supply teaching is to be directly hired by a school within your local area. You will tend to work your days as a teaching assistant for multiple classes across the school, completing a variety of jobs. However, you will be given supply teaching abilities. Simply meaning if any teachers in the school were to be off for any reason, you will be called to the classroom to cover for as little as a few hours, up to a few months or the entire school year. With this method of supply teaching, you will have a secure monthly wage, and the possibility to work with children of various ages.

When you choose to go into supply teaching Cambridge, there is so much good you can expect. This isn’t going to be your typical 9 to 5 job, you simply never know what you are going to get. The different children you work with and interact with daily will make it worth it. What you may not know is this is an excellent pathway to take to gain a full-time teaching position. You are not only educating children, and gaining work experience, you yourself will be learning each and every day from the children in the class.

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