If you’ve taken some time away from full-time teaching but you’re feeling ready to dip your toe back in the water, you should consider daily supply. Not only does daily supply give you full control and flexibility, it’s a great way to balance your time if you have other commitments.
The beauty of daily supply is that you can work as much or as little as you like – which makes it the perfect option for people that are studying, have children or work part-time elsewhere.
Daily supply works like this: you let your agency know when you’re available to work each week and wait for a call on those mornings for your assignments for the day. It’s as simple as that. The difference between daily supply and being on a supply contract means you’re not always guaranteed work. This is something to consider if you need financial stability each month. As long as you’re keen, make yourself available, work hard and receive good feedback, you’ll ensure your agency will rebook you for more supply work.
As with all jobs, there are a number of ways to make things easier for yourself and we’ve collected plenty of supply teaching tips from those we’ve helped into such positions. With supply teaching, being prepared is key. Make sure you take stationery, emergency lesson plans, icebreakers and time fillers with you. It’s also great to have your own set of classroom rules and behaviour management plans in your head just in case.
Every agency asks has different ways to get you ready for work. You’ll have to submit a number of documents and have them checked before you can work, so it’s best to get this process done as quickly as you can. Our Compliance team are will help you through this process to make sure you can get stuck in as soon as possible.
Once you’re ready to work, you can let us know when you want to work each week – we have a handy online calendar booking system that you can do this on. Once you’ve completed a day of supply work, you’ll need to submit a timesheet which the school will approve in order for you to get paid.
It’s all simple enough, but don’t worry, we’re only ever a phone call away to assist you however you may need.
Are you interested in daily supply? Get in touch with us. We can help you find the teaching job perfect for you.
At Engage, we make sure that all teachers are paid in line with national scales, and we will negotiate on your behalf with any school you are placed with to ensure you receive the daily rate you deserve. To join an agency that understands your value, register with Engage.
Once you’ve registered, you’ll hear from your own personal Engage consultant, who will work with you to create your own personalised career plan that suits your skills and goals.