Category Archives: Supply Cover

Prizes for all? That’s sooo yesterday…

Much has been written about the apparent ‘prizes for all’ culture prevalent in some schools. The need to constantly reward behaviour or achievement that meets the minimum standard at best. It’s a culture which is largely ridiculed and examples are … Continue reading

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Supply Teaching

Supply teachers, in terms of behaviour, usually get a raw deal. In an ideal world, the agency calls at 7:30am, and we arrive at school by 8:30am, some schools even ask for 8:15am. We are handed an information pack upon … Continue reading

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The more things change…

… The more they stay the same. It’s as true now as it was in the mid 1800s. I’m in the middle of a three-week assignment, on an interim maternity cover (baby arrived unexpectedly 3 weeks early and the maternity … Continue reading

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Despite my occupation

Yesterday I had to ‘babysit’ some Year 11 boys. They had been withdrawn from their class, but, by the start of the lesson, no cover work had been set. I was told that this would be sent over shortly. The … Continue reading

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Easter!

At last! The last day of the Spring Term (yes, I note the irony in this as I peer out the window at the snow still lying on the ground) and two blissful weeks of peace beckon. Or, to put … Continue reading

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