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Useful resources for supply teachers, as chosen by supply teachers in our interviews section! If you know of any other great resources, please give us a shout.


Personalised stickers for supply teachers

Lynn: Stickers! Especially personalised stickers. Click on the one shown here for details of some lovely personalised stickers. Children always respond well to stickers, and personalised ones are certainly a bonus for use with the little ones, as their parents may not know your name!



Sarah: Fairy Tales by Terry Jones.

This amazing collection of wonderful stories, written by the hilarious Terry Jones and illustrated by Michael Foreman, will have both children and parents rolling with laughter. Sail to the moon with a brave and beautiful princess. Swim around the world with a talking fish. Meet a boy who has a dinosaur in his shed.


SupplyBag - The essential resource for supply teachers

AngelaSupplyBag - The essential resource for supply teachers.

SupplyBag is our sister site, and contains all the information you could possibly need (as far as we know!) about becoming a supply teacher, being a supply teacher, and being a better supply teacher. Resources include books and a forum.



Jenny: Gets all her favourite ideas from other supply teachers.

Puppets for supply teachers



Danfur: Loves to use puppets! Her interview page features our favourites. We found (and own!) some beautiful puppets from The Puppet Company and have been known to buy (too many) from Ikea over the years. Puppets for your supply teaching bag!




Flat Stanley - Resource for supply teachers




Katie: Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown is one of Katie's favourite resources. It has endless opportunities for wider curriculum activities. The story features Stanley Lambchop who has an unfortunate accident that results in him being flat. A series of adventures ensues - what exciting journeys could your pupils go on if they were flat?



Singing French - Resource for supply teachers



Sally-Jayne: Is a specialist language teacher, so her dangling carrot is often the promise of learning a new french song! Her favourite supply teaching resource is Singing French, a book of songs in french. Fear not, there's an accompanying CD!





Thinking Dice - Ideal starter, plenary tool for supply teachers

Sophie: NQT supply teacher Sophie wouldn't be without her thinking dice for use in starters and plenaries. She also uses them as an AfL technique!

CPD for supply teachers

Free! The Five Ds

The Five Ds - Five little words supply teachers need!

Supply for Lunch

#SupplyChat Tuesdays 8.30-9pm

Supply Teacher Top Tip of the Week

Home of #NSTW

Supporting and Celebrating Supply Teachers

Supply Teacher Room 101

Have Bag, Will Travel

Have Bag, Will Travel: The trials and tribulations of a career supply teacher


Free! Otis Stickers

Free stickers for supply teachers

King / Twin En-Suite in family home, Penny Bridge

Cumbria, United Kingdom
We have a lovely guest room with en-suite bathroom. The room can be made as a double (extra king size) or as a twin (full size single beds). The bathroom has separate bath and shower. We are in So...

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