• Supply Teaching: Back to the Good Old Days with a Modern Twist

    By Judith

    The Good Old Days Once upon a time, back in the good old days of teaching, there was a council-maintained list of supply teachers. This list was available to all schools in the area. If the need for a supply teacher arose a school could access this list, knowing that on there were all the […]

  • Don’t Be Fooled By The Big Cheques

    By Judith

    Agencies aren’t as generous as they seem. In the education industry, we often see blog posts or news articles about supply teacher agencies accompanied by a photo of one of those oversized cheques. These articles are shouting about the fact that some agency or another has donated a couple of hundred quid to a good […]

  • Artificial Intelligence for Supply: Alexa, I Need a Teacher Next Week

    By Judith

    What’s all this AI hype? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something we seem to be hearing a lot about these days. From the slightly gimmicky to the downright cool, it’s evident that AI is on the brink of becoming a part of both our personal and our working lives. AI is about teaching computers to recognise […]

  • Fair Pay for Supply Teachers

    By Judith

    Supply teachers are the superheroes of education. They swoop in in times of need: when teachers are ill, when teachers leave unexpectedly, or when schools just need an extra pair of hands. They can pick up another teacher’s lesson plan and run with it, or work with no lesson plan at all. Basically, they’re a […]