By Colin Cartmell-Browne (blog: https://cartmellbrowne.wordpress.com/)
There are many reasons for becoming a supply teacher, each different depending on your own personal circumstances. For some people, that reason could be a lack of finding a permanent job once qualified. This may even be a deliberate decision as a recent graduate may just not feel ready to own a class or want more experience. For others, it might be wanting a better home/work life balance or even that they just don’t enjoy ‘owning’ their own classroom. The one thing that no one should do though is to choose supply teaching because it is easier than ‘normal’ teaching. There are many things to consider before taking the decision to become a supply teacher, and this blog post will hopefully give an insight into the sorts of things you need to consider before taking the next step into the world of supply.