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 to ensure quality and continuity across the board, and currently have a variety of exciting opportunities in primary schools throughout London, Manchester and the wider northwest.
No matter what sort of role you are looking for, we always aim to secure you a position that matches your requirements. Whether you are looking to undertake 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.
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 it 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 and community life, by working with local families and children.
Temporary roles bring with them more freedom to teach on your own terms. You have more scope to bring your own creativity and ideas into the classroom, allowing for a more flexible approach in helping children explore, learn about and engage with the world around them.
Working with Castles Education on a supply basis will 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.
Whatever your background, if you are a qualified primary school teacher with a passion for what you do and an ability to inspire young minds, then we definitely want to hear from you.
Working as a primary school teacher is an extremely rewarding and varied career and supply teaching is no different. We are looking for incredible primary school teachers who truly love their jobs and put the children they teach at the centre of what they do. We understand just what a privilege it is to be one of the first teachers that a child comes into contact with and, at Castles Education, we take seriously our responsibility to provide outstanding professionals, who are able to capture young imaginations and promote a life-long love of learning, to schools across the UK.
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 supply work, as are excellent communication skills, which are an essential part of working with children of varying abilities and backgrounds.
You are in the fortunate position of being able to help children develop skills that will last beyond their formative school years. As a supply teacher you have a real opportunity to positively influence more young people than ever and leave them with a lasting legacy of success 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.
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 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 so 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 exciting opportunity.