Sarah Cruickshank talks to us about her experiences as a supply teacher.
Why did you get into supply teaching?
It was convenient when I had a young child and a husband who worked away a lot.
How did you get into supply teaching?
I did a Return to Teaching course and when I was in school doing a placement the class teacher broke her wrist so the Head asked me if I'd cover. Then she gave me a 6 week cover the next September.
What did you take with you on assignment?
Food, my own mug and whistle and some of my favourite filler activities just in case and a book of short stories.
What is your favourite supply teacher resource?
Fairy Tales by Terry Jones (from Monty Python). The stories are short but well written and provoke plenty of thought and conversation (also it doesn't weigh very much!)