As a newly-qualified teacher we can offer you work to suit your needs and circumstances. We can offer you:
- Day to day assignments, giving you complete flexibility. If you love teaching and want a better work-life balance, day to day supply teaching is a great way to fulfil your passion to teach, earn a regular income without all the extra work associated with a full time teaching role.
- Short to long-term assignments, ranging from 1 week to 3 terms.
- Regular work, either full or part time providing a long-term guaranteed income
- Permanent opportunities. We recruit on behalf of our schools for their permanent vacancies and are always asked if we have NQT's on our books. View our current NQT and Student Teacher vacancies here >click here
To find out more reasons why you should register with The Staff Room >click here
To register with us, you will be required to complete an application pack, attend a face-to-face interview with one of our experienced consultants, and to successfully complete all Staff Room safeguarding checks. This will include an Enhanced DBS, List 99 and TRA check. To find out more about our registration process >click here
If you are interested in working as a supply teacher with the Staff Room, you can register by completing a registration form >click here or you can call us direct on 01604 633234 for Northampton, 01908 014320 for Milton Keynes or 01234 987072 for Bedford. One of our friendly team will be more than pleased to answer any questions you may have.
Did you know that registering with an agency is a great way to find your first teaching role? We are continually looking for Newly Qualified teachers to fill various permanent vacancies. Our client schools, located in Northamptonshire, Bedford and Milton Keynes are continually looking for permanent Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 Teachers.
If its approaching the start of the next academic year and you haven’t yet secured a role for September or you are available immediately we’d like to hear from you.
The Staff Room is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff to share this commitment.
Can NQT's make a significant contribution to the supply market?
Yes! Schools will always value quality supply teachers because they provide the continutity for their children when their normal teacher is absent. NQTs in the supply world are valued, supported and appreciated by schools. Working as a supply teacher will provide you with valuable teaching experience in different teaching environments.
I’m worried that supply is a lonely profession for NQTs?
You won't feel on your own. You will really enjoy meeting lots of different teachers and learning off each other. You will have a portfolio of schools which will request you back, so you'll get to know staff. Remember aim to work with an agency that offers regular training sessions where you can meet other NQTs and keep up to date with your CPD.
Isn’t supply the last resort for NQTs who can't find a job?
No, many schools recruiting for a permanent role prefer to trial an NQT on supply before offering them a contract. Supply means greater flexibility - you can benefit from being in the classroom without the responsibility of meetings, paperwork, preparing for tests and Ofsted etc. You will also learn different teaching styles, planning methods, various displays and record keeping, but above all supply gives you the opportunity to see outstanding teachers in action.
Where will I be teaching?
The more flexible you are, the more work you will get, but no-one wants to teach in a school if they can't cope or do the best job possible. On top of that, while you wait for the agency to find you the ideal role they can keep you busy with day-to-day supply teaching, again choosing the schools you want to teach in. Many newly qualified teachers are offered a permanent job from the school they worked in as a supply teacher.
Can I complete my induction year whilst working as a supply teacher?
Yes. If you are placed in a school on a long-term position you can ask your consultant to approach the school to request working as part, or all of your induction year. From September 2012 you can now work through an agency for 5 years. If after these 5 years you have still not started your induction year you will no longer be able to continue working for an agency. You can complete your induction year at a maximum of 3 different schools (1 school for each term) or all in one school.