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Public Behaviour

Ten years ago I started blogging about my experiences of working as a supply teacher in the UK. I’d thought about it for a while but had remained unconvinced that this was something I should, or indeed could, do. After … 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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A half-day pay

Today I had a half-day booking. Increasingly, I find that schools are booking supply teachers only for the lessons that need covering. I can understand why this is from the school’s point of view, but it makes the supply teacher’s … 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 They had been withdrawn from their class, but, by the start of the lesson, no cover work had been set.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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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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A New School

I’m about to start a new part-time long-term supply post. I’ll be working in an inner-city primary school, covering management time for the assistant head. Well, one of the assistant heads, anyway. My agency had asked me if I would … Continue reading

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