Even holidays don’t make up for teachers long hours

Many teachers are often told how lucky they are to have the school holidays off and that they only work “part-time”. This can frustrate many people in the teaching profession and for good reason too. The TES has recently stated that even with allowing for all the school holidays, on average teachers work longer hours than people in many other professions. Although they may actually only teach from nine till three (or thereabouts) their day often starts around 8.15am and usually they do not go home until around 5 pm. Even when they are home and during the weekend’s teachers have to find time to do marking and planning which can often take up a few evenings a week.

On top of the day to day tasks they have to do, there will be a time when they need to participate in extra work such as meetings, out of school hours’ trips and parents evenings/report writing. Often teachers are only given one morning a week to fit all this in and it is virtually impossible to get it all done in that time.

During the school holiday’s teachers will often go back into school to sort out their classroom or for teacher training as well as planning at home.


The job description of a supply teacher

A supply teacher essentially has the same responsibilities of a permanent teacher but they may not have to undertake all of the same tasks every time. For example, if a supply teacher is coving a member of staff that is off ill, then the lesson may of already been planned for them and worksheets created etc. Supply teachers are still responsible for marking pupils work and giving them feedback and all lessons must be taught in accordance with the National Curriculum.

As a supply teacher you may even have to take children out on field trips or assist with monitoring work placements. If you are covering as a supply teacher during exam periods then you may be required to participate in the exam set up and also overseeing the actual exam taking place.

You may like the challenge of going in to a classroom without having had time to read through or create lesson plans or this may worry you a little. If you are a supply teacher then it is always a good idea to have a few lessons up your sleeve that you can turn to should you be called in to a situation last minute where there is no lesson pre planned for you to use.

Finding The Right Teaching Jobs In Hinckley

In the UK, teaching jobs are very productive and come with loads of opportunities. They are also among the most rewarding and noble profession. Besides the typical academic qualification like post graduate diploma or degree, you must also be able to deal with students of complex attitude.

That being said, a qualified teacher doesn’t always land in the position that he or she most wants. Traditionally primary teaching jobs UK were the province of chance: you found work as you could and accepted your lot. Now, though, independent teacher recruitment agencies are supplying a new route for temporary and full-time teaching positions across the country and in particular Hinckley. Continue reading →

Tips to Help You Fill Your Schedule

Supply teacher refers to an individual who teaches an institution or school when a regular tutor is unavailable due to sickness, personal leave and more. In order to find supply teacher jobs Chester, one should first complete an application as well as interview process from their respective local school district. After you have been approved, you will be enrolled in an automated calling system, which make use of the web to post available substitute teaching assignments. In addition, one can find substitute teaching jobs by contacting the private schools in their district.

A supply teacher Chester is generally responsible for following as well as continuing with the lesson plans left by the regular tutor, and to ensure that students are prolific and orderly.

In the UK, supply instructors are employed by a Local Education Authority are paid a daily rate of 1/195 of the yearly salary to which they would be entitled if they were on full-time basis. However, teachers hired through reputable agencies are not subject to the above rule except if they have been working for a similar hiring organisation for over 12 weeks. In most cases, they are paid approximately £100-125 per day.
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Teacher job shares

Female teacher teaching her students in a classroom

Some schools have classrooms that are covered by a number of teachers at different times. This is known as a job share and usually it is two teachers splitting the days of hours of the day that they spend teaching in the classroom. It may be that the head teacher job shares with another member of staff allowing them time to complete the other responsibilities they have or that you have two part time staff looking after one class.

Working as part of a job share can have advantages as well as disadvantages both of which should be consider prior to taking this type of role. If you are sharing a class with someone you may not have as much control over how and when you teach certain subjects. You may also need to reply on the other teaching performing well to ensure that the pupils are educated to the level they need to be. With a job share though, you may have more flexibility allowing you to occasionally swap days round if you need time off.