- Written by Sharon Wood
I did my first ever Takeover! It took a lot of organising, there are so many elements to what I do. First of all I have SupplyBag.co.uk, which started in November 2005 with a support forum for supply teachers, and has grown to be an essential resource for those thinking about supply, or in the early stages of their supply teaching career. Then came this website, and National Supply Teacher Week with it. I wanted to know which was the most important Aim of the Week in the eyes of the Supply Teacher Network members, and it seems it's the second one: to increase respect for supply teachers. I invited members to subscribe to my newsletter, join me on PInterest etc. and had 200 stickers to give away (very popular!) and 3 x £5 vouchers too. For 24hrs I gave a 50% refund to anyone who bought a download from SupplyBag, and I asked how the members would like the Network to move forward. Phew! I also attended a #SupplyChat Live in Preston in the evening, Preston Pudding Night, so all in all, a very busy day!