Information pack for schools

National Supply Teacher Week 15th - 19th June 2015

Many thanks for visiting this page.  I encourage you to help support and celebrate your supply teachers during this annual event.

Aims of the Week:

·         To highlight the importance of supply teachers in a child’s education

·         To increase respect for supply teachers

·         To show appreciation for those working as supply teachers

·         To help combat the recurring feeling amongst supply teachers of isolation

·         To support supply teachers with their professional development

·         To provide information for those considering supply teaching as a career move

·         To increase awareness of the skills needed to be a supply teacher

·         To help schools work with supply teachers more effectively

Keen to be involved? Here are a few ideas:

·         Present your supply teachers with our Certificate of Appreciation;

·         Write in appreciation of your supply teachers in a school newsletter;

·         Invite the children to interview a supply teacher about their role in your school;

·         Discuss respect for all visitors working in school during assembly;

·         Invite your supply teachers to coffee and cake after school one day that week;

·         Let your supply teachers know of any CPD courses they are entitled to attend;

·         Consolidate the ‘supply teacher pack’ that your teachers leave for visiting supply teachers.


Please consider that the above provides excellent PR and learning opportunities for your school.


If you intend to carry out any of these suggestions, or indeed any other activity to support your supply teachers during National Supply Teacher Week and the year ahead, then please do let us know by email as soon as possible: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., attach a file with your school logo and we will create a page to celebrate your intentions on the official website. During the Week, send us news, photos and achievements and we will add them to your page each day.


Many thanks for your time, and we look forward to working with you!

Sharon Wood

NSTW 2016 Principal Education

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