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 to schools across the UK to ensure quality and continuity across the board, and currently have a variety of exciting opportunities in secondary schools across London, Manchester and the wider northwest.
No matter what sort of role you are looking for, we will take care to find 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 with 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, and it is equally popular for 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 young people explore, learn about and engage with the world around them.
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.
Whatever your background, if you are a qualified teacher with a love for your subject and an ability to inspire young minds, then we definitely want to hear from you.
As a supply teacher, you will need to be flexible, proactive, reliable and punctual, with an ability to adapt to any given situation and be able to cope with challenging situations. The roles that we recruit for require dynamic and motivated candidates who can engender an enthusiasm and interest in their specialist subject that will stay with the pupils they teach well beyond their school days. Our supply roles will allow you to focus solely on teaching, and you will have countless opportunities to inspire, and challenge children on a daily basis, helping them to not only reach their potential but also to exceed it.
The secondary school years are obviously a crucial time in the education of every young person and it is essential that we provide supply teachers who can quickly establish a rapport with their pupils and hold their attention. You will need to have the skills necessary to engage a class with interesting and interactive teaching methods, and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attributes that they will require for future success.
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, 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.
We take pride in our ability to place the best professionals in each role, to best support children in their learning and ensure the schools with which we work are places where they can flourish and thrive.
Whether you are new to teaching or are looking to the next stage in your career, the team here at Castles Education are able to advise and support you. Simply fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch with more information to help you find your next exciting opportunity.