Recipe for the Perfect Supply Teacher by Gemma Hector

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To make the perfect supply teacher you will need:

Good rapport with children-essential indeed!

Just being good with children isn’t all,

A large helping of enthusiasm and flexible.

 

Good subject knowledge at a range of ages,

Know what’s expected throughout the key stages.

High expectations even if ‘you are just supply’

If work was better yesterday, you want to know why!

 

A Mary Poppins bag filled with mystery and intrigue,

With meaningful activities-no work sheets please!

Lashing of kindness, energy and oodles of care,

Follow behaviour policy and seen to be fair.

 

A degree in using photocopiers with a hundred functions,

A tough stomach for large caffeine consumptions.

Litres of cool, calm and collected,

Especially when on route and being re-directed!

 

Organised and punctual, arrive with a smile,

Dashing of creative and versatile.

There are many ingredients in this recipe,

Not just anyone can do this as you can see!

 

Gemma is Company Director at Apple A Day Supply

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