Become a teacher • 2 Min read

17th July 2019

Making & Saving Money during the Holidays

The holidays bring with them a welcome break from school, but you may be wondering how you can continue to support yourself financially over the summer weeks – especially if you’re a supply teacher. At Engage, we’re here to suggest some ways that you can make and save money while still making the most of the holidays.


Working over the holidays doesn’t just bring with it a welcome influx of funds, but also gives you the opportunity to flex your mind over the summer, making the return to school less of a shock to your system when the time comes. Lots of teachers choose to become tutors over the summer, catering to the many children who supplement the break in their learning with tutored lessons over the summer.

Work at summer camp

If you’ve had enough of teaching but want to put your skills with children and DBS checks to good use, working at an activity centre or camp can be a great use of your time, where you can make money and have fun at the same time! There will likely be activity centres in your area, so you can play to your strengths and find a summer activity that suits you.

Save money with STA Travel

A penny saved is a penny earned! If you’re planning to go on holiday during the break, why not check out our exclusive deal with STA Travel for Engage teachers. This deal entitles Engage teachers and support to 10% off tours and insurance with this fantastic travel company.

STA travel are experts in adventure travel and have tours and holidays available across the globe. So no matter where you want to go, check out the savings you could make with STA. To find your trip, click here.

Check out your umbrella company

If you’re a supply teacher with Engage, you may have chosen to work with our umbrella company, Orange Genie. Working with Orange Genie gives you benefits including discounts at major supermarkets, shops and restaurants. You can save hundreds of pounds on day to day items by using these discounts where possible.

Have a clear out

Many of us accrue unnecessary items throughout the year. Unwanted christmas gifts, clothes that don’t fit, and unused appliances can take up your storage space whereas selling your items on ebay, or taking them to a car boot sale, can end up making you a surprising amount of cash as well as freeing up all that space! The end of the school year is the perfect time to refresh your home, and having a clear our is a great place to start.

There are plenty of ways to save money over the summer, but most importantly you should remember to relax and enjoy the break. If you want to know about how you can make money as a teacher or member of support staff when September rolls around, get in touch or check out our great vacancies.

Your career. Your choice.

With Engage, you choose how you work. From full-time permanent roles, to day-to-day supply work, and even teaching abroad, we’ll work hard to make sure you have satisfying and secure work when you need it, with access to our comprehensive support and training programme. We respect your career ambitions and goals, and will make sure your work, works for you. Register today to start your adventure in the UK.

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