1 What are supply teachers and who becomes one? 2 Finding work and getting started 3 The life of a supply teacher 4 It's just a phase I'm going through 5 Lesson planning 6 Make friends with the internet 7 Survival in the classroom 8 'Would you mind leaving the staffroom ...?' 9 The future of supply teaching
Through hints, tips and anecdotal advice Laurence French provides a practical guide to the day-to-day aspects of supply teaching to help make this important school role more enjoyable and fulfilling.
Laurence French has over thirty years' teaching experience, specialising in teaching English, Media Studies and Film Studies in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. He was Head of Language and Communications Faculty, Head of English and Head of Sixth Form (twice) in his teaching career. For the past four years Laurence has been working as a supply teacher in the secondary sector, and more recently as a one-to-one tutor for GCSE English candidates, as well as being a freelance writer. Laurence has written a number of articles over the years, the most recent being 'Are You a Real Teacher?' which was published in The Teacher magazine and Breaktime magazine.
"Brilliant Supply Teacheroffers an invaluable guide for teacherswho are new to supply work, as well as to those with more experiencewanting some extra guidance on how to be most effective in this role." - Robert Jennings, Supply Teacher