Supply teachers are increasingly essential to the education system, yet they all too rarely receive adequate support or specific training.
Here experienced supply teacher Glen Segall provides a practical handbook covering all those things that he wished he'd been told when he started.
It provides full and up-to-date information on the qualifications you need to be a supply teacher, whether or not UK-trained; supply and supply agencies; securing work and your legal status as a supply teacher; supply teaching as a career - short or long term; educational provision in England, Wales and Scotland; government local authority and school initiatives such as Excellence in Cities.
It tells you what to do when you first arrive at a school; how to fit in with the way the school works - including the staff room; how to operate in the classroom and keep the students learning; what you need to know about the curriculum and your position regarding homework.
There is a guide to terminology, a list of useful organisations such as the GTC abd even guidance on remuneration for your work.