Micky, a Cardiff Recruitment Consultant, has previously worked in the Education sector as a supply teacher. Here are his top 5 reasons for choosing supply work:
It was invaluable to get experience at different schools because it meant I taught a huge spectrum of abilities and attitudes. Every school is different and there is a plethora of different methods of teaching to get under your belt to be an effective teacher. Supply teaching ensures you get this experience.
Working as a full-time teacher requires means no time off during term time. But as a supply teacher I had the freedom to take a week off in the middle of November to go on holiday. I worked to my own availability and had the flexibility to work around my lifestyle.
3. Friends for life
I managed to work in almost every school in Cardiff and Caerphilly and have genuinely made some friends for life.
4. Always Interesting
Working in different schools and settings meant I could never get bored! Being bored makes you complacent, and the fact that I had a different desk, a different set of children, even different subjects to teach occasionally – meant I could never get bored. Instead it was always a new and exciting experience.
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After working in supply, I would recommend it to every teacher, cover supervisor and teaching assistant as it’s an experience that will shape you as an educator for years to come
If you’re ready to experience what supply teaching can offer you, get in touch with Apollo Cardiff today.
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