CPD course for supply teachers

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

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...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

 

CPD Course for Supply Teachers

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.

 

 

 

 

CPD for Supply Teachers - A review by Smile Education

Smile Education - CPD for Supply Teachers Review"It is with pleasure I review your CPD course for supply teachers. Having worked with supply teachers for more than 6 years through my business Smile Education, I understand that a lack of CPD and training is often a big frustration in our industry. So I commend you on providing such an excellent and cost effective solution which starts right at the beginning of the teacher’s journey into supply and makes no assumptions about their previous knowledge, personal attributes or skills. Being able to work through at your own pace would be of great value to our staff many of whom lead busy lives with family and other commitments in addition to work.

Right from the introduction I felt that the supply teacher was being supported and empowered to achieve the very best that they can. As I worked through the modules I enjoyed the supportive conversational style and the relevant and practical activities, each of which I could see had real life value and encouraged not just practical action but also important reflection on skills, abilities and potential weaknesses and how these can be practically overcome. I can see that you have provided tools to help combat all the common niggles and complaints we get from schools and supply staff! The modules about being personable and proactive are exceptionally relevant and not obvious if you had always been in a permanent position before.

The format of each module is easy to follow and interactive containing a balance of the authors own thoughts and experiences alongside external research and additional reading. Video links are also included which adds great variety to the material.

I particularly like the modules around behaviour management and it not being a given that students misbehave for supply staff. (I hear this pretty much daily from schools!) I think changing this mind set is hugely powerful as is being absolutely clear on your own expectations and the rules that the children are all familiar with every day.

I liked the chance at the end to reflect over each module, I think this is very important to ensure training is applied practically and not just enjoyed in theory. I personally always give myself 3 actions from each training module I do which I keep in a central book and review on a regular basis.

I would love to see more training available as teachers progress through their supply career and encounter various challenges.

Congratulations on putting together a great resource for supply teachers which I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing!"

Kindly submitted by Katy Rees, Managing Director, Smile Education Ltd

 

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.

 

CPD for Supply Teachers - Product Review

CPD for Supply Teachers - A ReviewCPD for Supply Teachers drew me in immediately and kept me engaged until I'd finished all of the six modules.
 
The information is clear, straightforward and honest, it promises nothing more than the truth that Supply Teaching and becoming even better at it requires hard work and commitment on the part of the individual.
 
The activities, and particularly the end of module essays really encouraged me to reflect on what I'd done in the past and what I could do now, and into the future, to develop both as a teacher and as a person.
 
I really liked the emphasis on the fact that supply teachers are teachers first; that "supply" is the way chosen to do that teaching shouldn't make any difference to the professional outlook of the individual.
 
This is an excellent course for anyone working with children not just supply teachers and the authors should be commended for approaching the subject in a way that invites participants to engage right from the get go and well beyond the end of Module 6.
 
Sarah Cruickshank
Freelance Writer & Teacher
 
 

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.

 

CPD for Supply Teachers - About the Authors

About the Authors

Helen Wright is a former recruitment and training provider who has worked in a variety of industry sectors.   A BA(Hons) graduate in History from the University of Leeds, she went on to study a Postgraduate diploma in Human Resource Management at Thames Valley University.   She has worked with children and young people as an instructor at an outdoor adventure centre, and in schools delivering elements of the Aim Higher programme, which encouraged students in school to consider further and higher education options. 

Sharon Wood, aka NuttySupplier, is a former primary teacher.  After many years at the chalk face as a full-time teacher, a change of location led to a change of heart, and she decided to become a career supply teacher.  Sharon launched SupplyBag.co.uk in 2005, TheSupplyTeacher.com in 2013, and created National Supply Teacher Week, held in the 3rd week of June each year.  Sharon would dearly have loved to return to supply teaching following the birth of her son, but is unfortunately unable to due to health problems.

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CPD for Supply Teachers - Review

Top Class Education - CPD for Supply TeachersKate Wright, Director & Education Consultant at Top Class Education, kindly sent us her review of CPD for Supply Teachers:

"Having reviewed the CPD course literature from ‘The Supply Teacher’ I am delighted to write a prognosis of my findings.

It is extremely clear from the start that this literature is well written and set out and guides new supply teachers in a direction which will allow their confidence to grow throughout their journey into the supply world.  In my 12 years’ experience, I have seen supply teachers coming into the world of supply and finding it very different and simply not preparing themselves enough and without guidance like Sharon and her team have put together, some sadly, walk away from supply.  Other than guidance from an agency, there has never been any real information to prepare anyone joining the world of supply in our schools.  Therefore I am extremely proud to be asked to view this literature.  

Once I started reading through these well-presented bite size pieces of self-study material, I found myself engrossed and was unable to put this down.  I have to say this is possibly the most informative, and only study material any supply teacher will ever need, it offers guidance and strategic advice that not only would benefit the supply teacher, whilst building their confidence in the classroom as a supply teacher but will also be extremely beneficial for anyone else in the world of education.  We all know being a supply teacher in school is not the easiest, however this CPD self-study will give results whilst building on the confidence to really believe in yourself.  I would highly recommend this CPD self-study course to supply teachers and I would also recommend this information be kept in all staff rooms in schools for any supply teachers to view.

Well done to ‘The Supply Teacher’ for such a fabulous tool that I will be recommending to all of my present and new supply teachers coming on board."

 

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.

 

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