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NQT Supply Teacher

Starting your career as an NQT and working as an NQT supply teacher gives you the perfect platform to gain real classroom experience, whilst getting all the support you need to help you through your induction year. NQTs tell us that going straight into supply work after their final placement is great preparation for the following academic year.

You can work flexibly, get an insight into varying management strategies and cultures at first hand, and try out different year groups. You can develop new skills, enhance your CV and enrich your experience in preparation for your next career move. Consider which year groups, skills, or type of school you wish to gain experience in before applying.

Here’s some comments from one of our NQT candidates

“Opting to do supply teaching as an NQT was quite scary, you wonder how you’re going to secure each placement. Whilst some supply teaching assignments can be for just a few days’ cover, others can be for a term or even a full year. I’ve had 6 relatively longterm assignments; being an NQT supply teacher is a great way of realising what type of primary school fits my teaching style.

The people you work with make a big difference too, you’ll never find out the staff culture until you’re there to experience it. My one tip would be to lear from every role and journal how you feel, it’s a great way to reflect on the year”. Jade, Primary Teacher, Leicester.

Why register with us for NQT supply teaching?

  • Work/life balance – you choose when and where you want to work
  • Day to day, short/long term contracts and permanent positions
  • The chance to enhance your experience and opportunities
  • Excellent hourly rates of pay
  • Friendly consultants, always at the end of the phone

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