SUPPLY THE DEMAND: WHY SUPPLY TEACHING MIGHT BE YOUR PERFECT ROLE
Love teaching but ready for a change? Supply teaching is a great option for teachers who want to continue doing what they love but seek more control to organise their time around their lifestyles. There are so many perks to the job, but we asked you on twitter what the main benefit was and over half of you answered “flexibility”. So, let’s talk supply, flexibility and making your job work for you.
Supply teaching means you’re free from the constraints of traditional teaching roles – you can take time off whenever suits you and you can also decide how much time you spend working each day. This is a huge benefit for those with more time-consuming hobbies and interests outside of work, or people splitting their time between work and childcare and other commitments.
Mixing things up
As a supply teacher, you have the unique opportunity to work in a variety of schools and settings – teaching students from all over the UK from different backgrounds. This is a great opportunity to gain a richer experience with staff and pupils from all walks of life, giving you the chance to learn as well as teach. This can also give you the opportunity to decide how you want to focus your career going forward.
If you like adventure or you want to push yourself outside of your comfort zone, with supply teaching you can live and work across the country. This is a great opportunity discover new places in the UK – you might even choose to settle there!
Your job on your terms
Not being committed to a particular school means that you won’t be tasked with the bureaucracy that can come with traditional teaching jobs. This gives you more time to do what you love: teach. Less time with paperwork, meetings and school politics means more time for you and your students, because after all, that’s why we love what we do.
Any dedicated teacher can reap the benefits of working in supply teaching. It’s true that like most jobs it doesn’t come without its challenges. As a supply teacher, confidence is key to hitting the ground running, but there’s so much to gain from being in the driver’s seat. If you’re interested in pursuing a supply teaching role, get in touch with us at Moxi today!