NQT Supply Teachers play a crucial role in every school, covering for teachers who are ill, absent or on training courses. Whilst the role of a supply teacher is hard work it can be a very rewarding and satisfying teaching job for NQTs.
- Allows an NQT to concentrate on what matters, the teaching
As an NQT being a supply teacher enables you to actually enjoy teaching without having to do the excessive burden of paperwork and administration involved with the profession. Your workload and responsibilities are reduced so you get more flexible hours and you can concentrate on what matters, planning and preparing lessons effectively and teaching the pupils with as much passion as possible.
- Giving newly qualified teachers a breather
Switching to supply teaching can also be a great way to avoid burn out and give you the opportunity to decide if teaching is still the career for you. If you later decide to return to a permanent contract you'll have teaching experience from a wide range of schools, this is attractive to prospective schools and colleges. It also provides NQTs with work-life balance and part-time flexible hours.
- Teaching Continuity
All schools get staff shortages and the number of pupils that need teaching are rising. There will always be a requirement for supply teachers. Whether you are looking for day-to-day supply teaching or want a longer term contract before taking on a permanent work there is plenty of teaching opportunities available for you.
- Balance home and work life
For an NQT to enjoy teaching but still have the flexibility to balance home life or other commitments like completing a masters supply is ideal. Many teachers mix between doing permanent roles and supply to fit in with their other objectives in life without having gaps in your CV. It is no longer a profession for teachers that "can't find a job"