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Supply Work Suits Me

Daniela is Canadian primary teacher who made the move to the UK and teaches with our South London branch. Daniela has made the delibrate choice to continue with supply teaching. Find out why in her latest blog.

Supply work suits me

When I first moved to London I thought I would have taken a long term position and moved out of supply after a few months of being here. But now after doing supply for about 7 months I still don’t want to leave it for a full time long term position.

I stay with supply because I enjoy the variety. I enjoy meeting different teachers, seeing different students each day, seeing what different schools look like, and it helps me to learn the different areas of London. I become more confident and well aware of the public transport system.

I also can’t spare the most obvious perk: that you work when you want and you have the freedom to say yes or no. Considering I came to London to teach as well as travel, this perk has been well worth having. I also enjoy supply teaching because it makes me a better teacher. I am exposed to so many different types of teachers and teaching and classroom management methods. I have experienced all kinds of children and have taught in all year groups.

This variety has pushed me to act out different teaching styles and try different methods, and this has allowed me to better see what works and what doesn’t. I also enjoy teaching the assortment of different subjects and curriculum, and seeing how different year groups and different teachers carry out their lessons.

It’s also a better way to get to know Britain’s curriculum as you will teach multiple lessons more than once on the same topic. So far, I wouldn’t say the need for consistency and having my own class has pressured me into a long term yet, as supply suits me just fine for now!


Tags: DanielaB, Canada, LondonSouth, Canadian-trained, supply, loves, perks, learning, travel

Category: Australian Teachers


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