Provide Education are extremely excited proud and excited to support National Supply Teachers Week this year. Provide Education have expanded on an annual basis and we are proud to be Preferred Supplier to a large number of LEA schools and academies in the Yorkshire and The East Midlands Area.
Supply Teachers play such an important part in the success of a child's education and we feel its important for us to ensure the supply teachers are treated with the respect they deserve.
During National Supply Teachers Week Provide Education are going to do the following to show our appreciation to our amazing team of Supply Teachers.
To help combat the recurring feeling amongst supply teachers of isolation
· We will be inviting all our existing supply teachers to come and visit us in any of our offices during National Supply Teachers Week for a cuppa, a cake and a chat. This will enable teachers to meet each other which will help combat the recurring feeling amongst supply teachers of isolation. All year round we operate an open door policy to all supply teachers which enables us to offer ongoing support to all our staff during any potential challenging times.
To show appreciation for those working as supply teachers
· We will be asking schools for nominations from all schools across all branches and asking them to nominate any teachers they feel are worthy of an award. We regularly feedback to all our teachers and offer teacher of the month awards in addition to an overall teacher of the year. This will help us show our appreciation to the teachers and the appreciation on behalf of the schools. Those teachers that do go above and beyond should be recognised for their excellent commitment for the education of children.
To increase awareness of the skills needed to be a supply teacher
· During the period in and around National Teachers Week we recruit a high number of NQT’s keen to increase their experience of teaching once they have finished their final placements. We offer the ongoing support required to all NQT’s who are experiencing paid teaching for the very first time in a supply capacity. We discuss the skills required to be successful as a supply teacher and offer specific guidance in particular teaching environments.