So you can benefit from off peak travel prices and avoid crowded destinations. Life as a supply teacher can look pretty good from the outside. Talk widget showing discussions of the day & trending threads, Subscribe to Mumsnet emails direct to your inbox. 11 0. I have developed chronic headaches and IBS. To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet. Tutoring being worthwhile depends on where you are. I hate teacher who don't teach what is going to be on the test and still expect you to pass their class. I’ve been teaching for over a decade and most of the jobs I’ve seen that suit my skills and experience could mean taking over a 50% pay cut. Getting to Know YOU…Marketing Yourself 4 C. Before the Students Arrive 5 D. Classroom Management 6 The Top Six Survival Tips 8 Final Notes 10 Am doing supply now and loving it. In mine, rural England, history teaching, it is "dead mens boots". I'm a supply teacher - I find it relatively easy to get close to full time work, but there are drawbacks. “I have days off for personal reasons when I want them like my fiance’s birthday, to get carpet fitted, and for long weekends away,” says Saucisson, supply teacher, and TES forum user. In the end, I went back as a HLTA, I do 8.30-3, have no childcare as the kids are at school with me, and no marking other than when i've covered a full day. what else can i do with a pgce? Sounds like a good agency you've got there, GampyWabbit. Being a teacher is a very thankless job. Supply teaching means that I could take half a day to go watch Ben’s ‘moving on’ assembly as he moved up to the juniors. My band teacher in middle school was a great music instructor. Those are the worst. I hate doing supply work? I have learned strategies to engage and motivate children of all ages; something that, as a class teacher, it would take years for me to experience. I feel totally trapped. Raincoats_George. Why supply teaching works for my young family. Working part time though and have landed myself regular work in one school each week for 1 day. But that’s not the only type of flexibility that supply work offers. You spend like two months on it and when you get it back on the front in big red ink is the letter "C", what do you do? “I love the kids and teaching but I cannot maintain this for another 20 years. They don't cover the subject well and then ask obscure questions on topics that were very minor points. Teaching requires me to dress like a grown-up. Carrying on is not an option. I feel totally trapped. They offer online tutoring so super flexible for you! Don’t hate supply – learn to love it! Browse the latest exciting roles at. I found that I had to travel into Cambridge to get enough uptake to make it worthwhile, and then the petrol wiped out a lot of it. It looks like I've had a lucky escape . Perhaps you’re a newly qualified teacher and you’re looking for more experience in the classroom before finding a permanent job. Without a question, one of the top search results that sends people to my blog is “I Hate Teaching.” It was #2 over the past 12 months. Why do supply teachers think there in charge of the whole world? You may have a number of reasons for looking to be a supply teacher. You can avoid peak holiday prices, take annual leave when you want so that you can attend that wedding, birthdays etc. I think you might get more of a response if it was posted in The Staffroom section? Supply teaching has been extremely enjoyable for me and its benefits have certainly allowed me more freedom throughout my day. Tips for Supply Teachers: Do More Than Just Survive! AS/A2 essays were routinely upwards of 4 sides of A4. I'm in the midlands. Kate Blanchard It's late January in Michigan and I'm in a certain mood. 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