National Union of Teachers (NUT)
Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)
National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers
Voice – The Union for Education Professionals (formerly PAT)
Advice and Support
SupplyBag.co.uk - The essential resource for supply teachers. Information, advice, support, books, top tips, a dedicated support forum, and a supply teaching agency database.
Education Support Partnership - Independent, confidential, 24/7 support to everyone working in education
Supply Teacher Network - my own Facebook group, it's all chocolate and marshmallows at the end of a hard day's supply!
TES Connect - dedicated supply teacher forum. Quite political, can get heated!
CPD for Supply Teachers: A 6-part self-study course for supply teachers in any Key Stage has been specially developed to aide those new to supply teaching, or those who feel they lack confidence in the classroom as a supply teacher.
"...I cannot recommend this course highly enough..."
Read more from Susanna Thicks, supply teacher
"...drew me in immediately and kept me engaged until I'd finished all of the six modules..."
Read more from Sarah Cruickshank, supply teacher
"...I commend you on providing such an excellent and cost effective solution..."
Read more from Katy at Smile Education
"...A Swiss army knife of techniques, tips and tricks..."
Read more from Sean at Sincere Education
"...possibly the most informative, and only study material any supply teacher will ever need..."
Read more from Top Class Education
"... a tool belt to ensure that you are ‘armed and ready for battle’ whilst holding your hand and providing constant support..."
Read more from Classpeople
"I can not express enough how impressed I was..."
Read more from Vision for Education
"...such a valuable resource for the often undervalued supply teacher..."
Read more from Mathew Rees Jones, Senior Lecturer in Education, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
The 6 modules are as follows:
1. Presenting Yourself as a Professional
2. Building Self-Confidence
3. Improvisation Skills
4. Behaviour Management
5. Building Long-Term Professional Relationships
6. Time for Reflection
Each module will take between 3-5 hours to complete.
CPD for Supply Teachers, a self-study course, is priced at £20.00. The course will be delivered as a Word document (.docx), and a self-evaluation certificate for your CPD file will be sent in a separate email.
Upon payment confirmation, please click on 'Return to SupplyChat Ltd', where your Word document will be automatically downloaded.