Working Together, Schools and Substitute Teachers

We rise by lifting others." Robert Ingersol. It goes without saying, teacher friends, that the life of a teacher can be challenging at times. For full-time teachers with many responsibilities, the pressures of settling into a new school, embracing new initiatives etc there can be a lot to contend with - from dealing with new Covid measures to getting to know a new staff and school.

What About the Experiences of Substitute Teachers?

Recently, I spoke with a number of substitute teachers to get an …

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7 Insider Tips to Dealing with Job Uncertainty

Will I get the job? How many others will apply for it? Will fewer teachers take career breaks this year due to Covid 19? What if they only want someone experienced? When will the job be advertised? Will interviews be online or face-to-face?

Summer 2020 – the year of isolation, uncertainty, surprises and pandemics. Especially so, now that the season where teachers are beginning to apply for jobs. It’s reasonable to be anxious about it… but it there are some ways you can help reduce anxiety.

So, wha…

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Supply Jobs?

The government has promised hundreds of extra jobs for the school year 2020/21, for teachers to help with the demand of sick leave and the extra necessary measures taken in schools to ensure we all return to school safely.

The idea behind teaching supply posts, is that a full-time post is created among a number of schools, to cover sick leave and teacher absences. Temporary contract supply jobs will be advertised on a yearly basis at

In this blog, I will share a lit…

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