There is nowhere quite like London to work, rest and play. The capital city is a thriving and bustling cultural hub, at the heart of the action, and the good news for teachers looking for supply work here is that there are professional opportunities in abundance.
As specialist recruiters to the education sector, Castles Education has strong links with schools and colleges right across London, continually helping professionals like you to secure some of the best jobs in the city. Whether you are a seasoned Londoner or are looking to relocate, our team can help you with your job search and are currently recruiting for a number of supply roles throughout London.
As former teachers ourselves, with more than 50 years of experience, we understand the unique challenges and opportunities that you face, and will take great care in finding the positions best suited to you, whether you are looking for day to day work or something more long term. We will also assist with important considerations such as salary and career development.
Supply teaching is ideal for those who want more experience in the classroom, are looking for reduced hours or simply enjoy the flexibility that supply teaching offers. If you are new to London, supply teaching can be the perfect way to discover more about the wider city by working in a variety of schools amongst local children and families.
Working with Castles Education on a supply basis will also provide you with the chance to work in a number of different schools, but with one point of contact and one payroll system so that your payments are prompt and reliable.
There is no better city in the UK to find teaching work. With a population of more than eight million there is a shortage of teachers in the area and although local councils and schools are tightening their belts there is always a need for great teachers like you, who can bring enthusiasm and creativity to the classroom.
Public transport links in London are among the best in the world so as a supply teacher in the area you can be flexible on where you live and on the jobs that you take. You don’t need a car; you simply need to be armed with a tube map.
Salaries in London are, on average, £6k higher than in the rest of the UK and to help your wage stretch even further, there are endless free attractions such as art galleries, museums, parks and markets to capitalise on and enjoy in your spare time. The National History Museum, Tate Modern, the Houses of Parliament and Kensington Gardens are just some of the iconic venues that you can enjoy for free. There are also endless theatres, concert venues, eateries and tourist hotspots to keep you occupied, as
well as excellent travel connections to the rest of the UK and Europe so that you can broaden your horizons even further.
The best supply teachers have a real passion for what they do and have the ability to adapt to different situations very quickly. Most supply teachers love their role as it allows them to focus on working in the classroom with their pupils, without the additional pressures that a permanent role can bring. It is interesting and varied, with lots of opportunity for career development and personal growth.
We are looking for teachers who thrive on a challenge and are able to build a rapport with children from varying backgrounds and of different abilities almost immediately. We want teachers who are committed to the well-being and education of young people, who have an instinctive ability to capture their imaginations and can inspire and motivate them towards further learning and achievement.
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.
Teaching is an interesting and rewarding career, which helps young people to fulfil and even exceed their potential on a daily basis. Supply teaching is no different in this respect. If you are interested in positions across London, then please fill in our enquiry form and will be in touch shortly to help you find your next exciting opportunity.