- Written by Sharon Wood
Why is it important to support Supply for Lunch at least 3 times a year, if not every day?
I asked a few supply teachers for their input, asked them to tell me what really happens over lunch... And I'll be adding them here over the coming months...
October 2014: I usually have too much to prepare so eat in the classroom but made the effort to take my lunch in the staffroom last week. I smiled at people, asked if it was ok to sit in a certain place, looked around to make eye contact but no-one spoke to me, they carried on their own conversation. Felt a bit lonely & awkward. I did have a good experience a few weeks ago where everyone sat around a big table, it was really busy and I was spoken to and included. But I was covering for appraisals so had already spoken to a few of them - I think the problem is in a big school they just stare and think "Who's she?" Anon