In Staffordshire the recruitment of supply teachers is very much controlled by individual schools with recruitment either direct to the school or via agencies.
You can therefore either contact schools directly to discuss supply work with them or you can contact supply agencies available. For the latter you may find it useful to speak to schools in the first instance to gain an idea of what agencies are used to register with the most appropriate one.
Newly Qualified Teachers:
Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) can work through their induction in a supply post if the appointment will last for a complete term or longer and there is an agreement before the term starts that the appointment will form part of the induction period. It is normal practice in Staffordshire for an appointment lasting a whole-term to be temporary rather than supply.
NB: NQTs can work as a casual supply teacher for up to four terms while they are looking for a post that lasts for a term or more. These four terms are measured in calendar months from when the first casual supply post starts; not as an accumulation of days worked. After four terms, the next teaching post must be one where induction can be undertaken. Once the 4 terms are over, NQTs cannot undertake supply work unless it is a supply placement of at least one term, and counts towards the induction period or where the Local Authority has agreed to extend the NQT's entitlement to short-term supply work.
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