As the largest employer of supply teachers in the UK, we've come to understand the unique contribution and talents that these very special teachers bring to our education system. And it’s fair to say we’re a little bit in awe of them, actually.
It’s vitally important that supply teachers are encouraged and supported. We can’t say this enough and in fact, our whole service is geared around it. Key Portfolio supports supply teachers every day by providing employment rights and benefits while they work on temporary assignments, as this little video explains:
So, we’re very excited to support National Supply Teacher Week and we stand wholeheartedly behind the aims of the event. Plus, it gives us another chance to sing supply teachers’ praises. But of course, it’s about much more than just words. It's about inspiring action.
Throughout National Supply Teacher Week, we'll be supporting our teachers with their professional development by inviting them to take a fully funded six-part self-study course. And we'll also be taking a moment or two (or three) to show our appreciation for supply teachers and promote the contribution they make.
We support contractors every day, all year round. But it’s lovely to have an official opportunity to say it: supply teachers, we salute you.