Supply teaching is a great choice for those wanting more flexibility, variety and autonomy in their careers. It also gives secondary school teachers the opportunity to focus on their specialist subject without the added pressures from outside the classroom that a permanent role can bring.
At Castles Education we recruit the best supply staff to schools across London, Manchester and the wider northwest and are currently looking for talented maths teachers to fill a number of cover roles, from day-to-day emergency supply work to more long term contracts, to ensure continuity for schools and pupils.
If you are looking for more control in where, when and how you teach then supply work could be the perfect solution for you.
Secondary school is an essential stage in every young person’s education. It is where they invariably discover their interests and choose the subjects that they wish to pursue at a higher level. Their future success largely hinges on their achievements here so we are looking for accomplished and dynamic professionals like you, who excel in their subject and can inspire others to do the same.
In this technological age, mathematical literacy is more essential than ever. Young people must be able to understand and decode data, think quantitatively and develop high levels of reasoning and the ability to solve problems. As a maths teacher you have the opportunity to equip your pupils with the knowledge and understanding necessary to succeed, while challenging preconceptions surrounding the subject and building confidence in those that you teach.
To be a successful and in-demand supply teacher, you must also be efficient, reliable and punctual with an ability to adapt to different situations. You must be able to quickly build a rapport with your pupils, and communicate effectively with young people of varying abilities and from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
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.
Supply work offers much greater freedom than a traditional teaching role. You will have more scope to bring your own creativity and ideas into the classroom, allowing for a more flexible approach in helping young people to explore, learn about and engage with the world around them.
It can be an extremely useful option for those who are new or returning to the profession to gain more experience within the classroom but it is equally popular for those who are thinking of retirement or looking to reduce their hours. Supply work can also help teachers who are re-locating to discover more about an area and community life, by working with local children and families, and it is ideal for students needing to build up experience for their PGCE application or to financially support further study.
Working with Castles Education on a supply basis will also provide you with the chance to work in a variety of schools but with one point of contact and one payroll system, so that your payments are prompt and reliable.
As specialist recruitment consultants to the education sector, the team at Castles Education has more than 50 years of teaching experience and understands fully the needs and requirements of schools, pupils and teachers. We have excellent connections with schools across the UK and are the first choice for many secondary schools when they are looking for specialist supply teachers of the highest calibre.
We will utilise our extensive knowledge and expertise to support you in your job search and throughout the application process, to ensure everything is as straight forward as possible for you. We will also take care in helping you with important considerations such as salary, location and career development.
At Castles Education, we are committed to the education and well-being of all children and young people and pride ourselves on our ability to place the right professionals in each role, to best support young people in their learning and to provide a happy working environment for all of our teachers.
Whether you are new to teaching or are looking for your next career move, please fill in our online enquiry form and one of our team will be in touch to help you with your job search.