One of the main reasons people work on supply is for the flexibility it brings. You have the control to decide when you want to work – whether that’s full-time or part-time.
It also brings with it opportunities. The opportunity to work in a range of schools and academies, the opportunity to work with different teaching staff and the opportunity to make a difference to hundreds of pupils within your local community.
Working on supply at a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) gives you all the above opportunities but it also means you can work within their cluster of academies – following one set of policies, procedures and frameworks.
CER candidate and Teaching Assistant, Trish explains how working on supply at one MAT has helped her fulfill the challenge she set herself when she decided to semi-retire – to continue learning.