Top tips for working with a supply agency

Paul Boyd

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

If you are working as a supply teacher in the UK today, then chances are you are working with an agency.

How you view that relationship and how you behave within it can bring great experiences and opportunities which can add to a fulfilling pathway as an educator.

Here are a few tips to maximise the potential success of working with an agency:

Don’t treat it as a stop-gap

Whatever your reasons for becoming a supply teacher and however long you plan to do it, you should see it as a valid and important step in your career journey, just as you would consider your training years or any previous permanent employment.

The team at the agency are your colleagues and your support network as you develop your own career; they are there for your benefit. Treat them as a team of valued colleagues and they will do the same for you!

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About our Community Expert


Paul BPaul Boyd
Community Expert

Paul is an actor and English teacher from Northern Ireland. Alongside his acting career working in theatre, film and television across the UK, he also teaches in primary and secondary schools throughout London.

Paul provides performance coaching to both individual clients and businesses.


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