It really doesn't seem like 6 months since #NSTW 2014 took place, it feels more like 6 years! So much has happened since then, I find it hard to look back so far... But look back I will, and let's see what we all got up to. First of all, feedback from some of the agencies (in reverse alphabetical order!):
SupplyMatch Teachers: Very good week! We now offer Safeguarding Training and we are running a Behaviour Management seminar in August. Our staff social was a huge success :-) It was fab.
Provide Education Ltd: We had lots of positive feedback from our campaign. It was great to be part of it and fabulous that we had Sharon come and see us to present our award to one of our teachers in Barnsley.
Premier Education Ltd: All of our supply teachers were made aware of what we were doing that week and a number were awarded for their work. Yes we will be giving our support again!
EYPS Ltd: Very happy to be involved with NSTW, think it is a great idea.
Capita Education Resourcing: Extremely successful week. We had a number of events, awards & prize draws. A great event that highlights the importance of supply teachers and the value they bring to classrooms and schools across the UK.
A Star Teachers: The week was a success - our supply teachers commented on what a great initiative it was and the thank you postcards were a lovely surprise to all. The social had a large turnout and we got to treat our supply teachers, encourage them to meet like-minded people and thank them again face to face for all of their hard work this academic year. Keep up the great work!
Apple A Day Supply: Very successfully ended up touching upon most of the aims! All of our teachers were thanked for their hard work and 5 teachers received a hand-made gift set for going the extra mile and being nominated by schools. Great week - we all really enjoyed it and was brill to raise awareness to our schools.
As you can see from above, I visited a school with Provide Education to present an award to one of their supply teachers, a very proud moment even though I'd never met him before! I also enjoyed afternoon tea with more supply teachers at Academics Ltd, chatting over a cake or two about supply teaching with all the positives and negatives that come with it. Lovely to meet you all ladies! I spent however, most of the week behind the screen, as I was sent information and details by various companies about what they were up to that week. I had a few other meetings, but really didn't have time to get 'out in the field' as it were!
One memorable moment for me though was when I got a delivery of 150 presentation boxes of tea from Yorkshire Tea! The lovely people there thought that during the Week, supply teachers deserved a proper brew!
The pledges and activity reports from each company who supported National Supply Teacher Week 2014 are now archived, please do take a look, and encourage more people to do the same next year!