"Having reviewed the CPD course literature from ‘The Supply Teacher’ I am delighted to write a prognosis of my findings.
It is extremely clear from the start that this literature is well written and set out and guides new supply teachers in a direction which will allow their confidence to grow throughout their journey into the supply world. In my 12 years’ experience, I have seen supply teachers coming into the world of supply and finding it very different and simply not preparing themselves enough and without guidance like Sharon and her team have put together, some sadly, walk away from supply. Other than guidance from an agency, there has never been any real information to prepare anyone joining the world of supply in our schools. Therefore I am extremely proud to be asked to view this literature.
Once I started reading through these well-presented bite size pieces of self-study material, I found myself engrossed and was unable to put this down. I have to say this is possibly the most informative, and only study material any supply teacher will ever need, it offers guidance and strategic advice that not only would benefit the supply teacher, whilst building their confidence in the classroom as a supply teacher but will also be extremely beneficial for anyone else in the world of education. We all know being a supply teacher in school is not the easiest, however this CPD self-study will give results whilst building on the confidence to really believe in yourself. I would highly recommend this CPD self-study course to supply teachers and I would also recommend this information be kept in all staff rooms in schools for any supply teachers to view.
Well done to ‘The Supply Teacher’ for such a fabulous tool that I will be recommending to all of my present and new supply teachers coming on board."
The 6 modules are as follows:
1. Presenting Yourself as a Professional
2. Building Self-Confidence
3. Improvisation Skills
4. Behaviour Management
5. Building Long-Term Professional Relationships
6. Time for Reflection
Each module will take between 3-5 hours to complete.
CPD for Supply Teachers, a self-study course, is priced at £20.00. The course will be delivered as a Word document (.docx), and a self-evaluation certificate for your CPD file will be sent in a separate email.