Name: The Modern Miss
Twitter name: TheModernMiss1
Subject taught (if applicable):
Position: Supply Teacher
What is your advice about? Supply Teaching
1: Although you may have been booked to cover a specific year or subject, accept that the job may change the moment you walk through the door. Art may well turn into Mandarin…
2: If the booking turns out to be radically different from the one you accepted on the phone, both the school and your agency will assure you it’s the fault of the other.
3: Find out where the staff room and the loo is the moment you arrive. At some point during the day you’ll need to find them, best to know from the start.
4: A lot of the children will think you aren’t ‘a real teacher’ as you’re doing supply. Some of the staff may think this too.
5: If the school is lovely, tell them you enjoyed it and let your agency know you’d be happy to go back. If it’s foul, remember you never have to set foot in there again!