At Capita, we understand that supply teaching means something different to every educator. To some it’s a long-term career path, providing a great mix of flexibility and stability; to others it’s a rewarding temporary transition between other roles.
One thing is for sure: without supply teachers stepping into the breach and providing an invaluable service to schools, every single day, tens of thousands of children’s education would be adversely effected.
Each week, Capita matches thousands of supply teachers to suitable assignments, making sure that the person we send is the correct fit for the school so that each child continues to get the best education. It’s not just a job to us. We are proud of what we do. And the happiness of our supply teachers is of paramount importance to us.
We continuously strive to improve our service to our supply teachers by ensuring they feel valued as well as supported and respected. That includes a range of CPD (including courses on safeguarding and Ofsted expectations), free Capita open days organised by our local teams and bottomless coffee cup drop-in sessions, where all our candidates can pop in for a chat and address any questions they may have.
To Capita, supply teachers are the often-unsung heroes of education, and that is why we are so pleased to be associated with National Supply Teacher Week 2015.