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15th March 2020 - - 0 comments
5 burning questions about supply teaching answered by a supply teacher

We sat down with Andrew, one of our amazing supply teachers and asked him to answer 5 of your most burning questions about supply teaching. Here is what he had to say...

What inspired you to pursue a career in education?

 I had worked in a number of industries including, retail, finance, insurance and recruitment and didn’t get a buzz out of them. I did, however, enjoy teaching and training people so decided to try teaching.

Why did you decide to specialise with SEN?

I appear to be able to read SEN well and am able to motivate individuals. I find it very rewarding when they become excited by their success. 

What made you take the leap from your last permanent position?

I was looking to set up a business. Funding was agreed and we were ready to start then I had the opportunity to become a National Governor. Supply gives me the flexibility to do that.

Why did you decide to join Smile/become a supply teacher? 

I joined Smile because I saw the name appearing in more supply sign-in books at schools. The name made me smile so I went for it!

How have you found the experience so far? 

Smile are amazing! I have worked with a number of consultants across a few agencies and can say that Jaleesa and Emma are some of the best I have ever worked with. 

If you are considering supply teaching and have more questions, get in touch and speak with one of our consultants or take a look at our latest supply teaching jobs now. 


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