The flexibility of working as a supply teacher can be the perfect solution for those who love to teach but don’t want the added pressures of a permanent role that can take their focus away from the classroom.
At Castles Education, we recruit the best supply staff for schools across the UK and currently have a variety of exciting opportunities in early years settings across London, Manchester and the wider northwest.
Whether you are looking to take on day-to-day supply work or more long-term assignments, perhaps with a view to taking on a permanent position in the future, we can help you in your search and aim to secure you positions that match your requirements.
There are many benefits to working as a supply teacher, which offers more freedom to choose when and where you work. It can be an extremely useful option for those who are new or returning to the profession to gain more experience, and is equally popular with those who are thinking of retirement or reducing their hours. Supply work can also help teachers who are re-locating to discover more about an area by working within the community amongst local families and children.
Temporary roles will also enable you to bring your own creativity and ideas into the classroom, allowing for a more flexible approach in your teaching.
Working with Castles Education on a supply basis will allow you to work in a variety of settings, but with one point of contact and one payroll system so that your payments are prompt and reliable.
Whatever your background, if you are a qualified early years teacher with a passion for what you do and an ability to inspire young minds, then we want to hear from you.
The provision of good quality early years education is vital to a child’s development and further success at school. It is essential that those involved in the care of children between birth and five years of age, at nursery, pre-school or in a reception class, have the knowledge, expertise and talent to capture the imaginations and interest of young children each and every day.
At Castles Education we are passionate about providing the highest standards of teaching to children and young people of all ages, and recruit the best professionals to deliver a first rate learning experience. As an early years practitioner, you will be one of the first teachers that young children come into contact with, regardless of how temporary your role, and you will have a lasting and profound effect on their futures. You will share with them the wonder and excitement of the world around them,
bringing creativity, stimulation and enthusiasm to their learning. By encouraging a child’s development and learning through play, you will develop their curiosity, open their minds to new ideas and concepts and establish their social and communication skills.
As a supply teacher, you will need to be highly organised, reliable and punctual, with an ability to adapt to any given situation, and a real dedication to the well-being and education of children. Patience and composure are key attributes for anyone wanting to take on a supply role, as are excellent communication skills, which are an essential part of working with children of varying abilities and backgrounds.
As with all jobs working with young people, you will also be required to hold a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) background check. If you don’t already have one then you must be prepared to apply for one, as this is a standard and legal requirement when working with anyone under the age of 18.
As specialist recruitment consultants to the education sector, the team at Castles Education has more than 50 years of teaching experience and understands the needs and requirements of schools, pupils, and teachers. We will utilise our extensive knowledge and expertise to support you in your job search and throughout the application process, helping you with important considerations such as salary and location. We take pride in our ability to connect schools with the best professionals, to effectively support children in their learning and ensure they can flourish and thrive.
Whether you are new to teaching or looking to the next stage in your career, the team here at Castles Education can advise you. Simply fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch with more information to help you find your next opportunity.