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!