Teacher blog featuring the latest news and thoughts about teaching and education.
We believe that supply teaching should be transparent and ethical. It's something we will fight for. With school budgets so tight and teacher salaries shrinking, there is no room for middlemen with high commissions.
Teaching has got to be one of the most rewarding, meaningful and inspirational jobs on the planet. Fact. In our experience, there are 5 reasons why teachers decide to make the switch to supply. Let us know if we’ve missed any.
I get to spend my days with the funniest, most creative, interesting people around – and also get to go home on time
Schools; try our new Auto-Select service and tell us what you think! This new way of booking saves time for the school office - we'll pick the teacher for you, should you want.
"In five years’ time I’d love to see that Airsupply has revolutionised the way in which teachers are recruited within the UK and the talent which UK schools are able to attract."
Following the announcement this week from the National Education Union the largest teaching union in the UK, teachers strike action by its members is looking extremely likely.
The Airsupply leadership team looks deeper at the impact of rising living costs within the broader economic picture. With recent government teacher pay announcements, inflationary pressures and tighter school budgets - what does all this mean for supply teachers? This one is not to be missed!
As a supply teacher, it is always handy to have a few extra activities up your sleeve just in case a lesson runs short. Having a few fun but purposeful activities which help consolidate children’s literacy or numeracy skills, or promote discussion, is a practical way to use additional time. If you ever find yourself with time to spare, here are some activities you could try with your classes.
What to take on a day of supply? There are a few things some teachers take along which we think are pretty clever. There are some essentials which you’ll need to bring. A form of identification, A DBS and other things which a school may have asked you to prepare. Below we list some of the more unusual items which some of our teachers take with them.
At Airsupply, we’re lucky enough to read lots of CVs. As schools might also catch a glimpse of your CV, we consider what you can do to make yours stand out from the crowd.
With schools facing another year without a funding increase, we look at some of the strategies being used to save money. "It has not been possible to fund additional pressures facing schools in 2018-19.” The news delivered by the DfE is sure to be frustrating for school leaders. Making additional savings on top of the huge job of running a school is no easy task. Here, we list some ideas used by schools we work with to try to tackle the funding challenge.