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Monthly Archives: July 2016


Primary Curriculum Training – Another CPD Success!

Well, we have come to the end of our four sessions of Primary Curriculum training now, and we would like to thank everyone who attended, and also our fantastic trainers.

The training was a great success, and the feedback consensus is that it was really practical, useful and well delivered.

Take a look at what a couple of the attendees said:

Excellent, good quality and very valuable!  I think it is important to ensure that we are kept up to date when new initiatives or curriculum changes are introduced.  Many thanks for organising them.

L. Clegg

Although I was only able to make it to two of the four I found the presenters to be of an excellent standard.  The style of delivery and the content was superb.  I would definitely like to learn from them in the future.

S. Woodhouse

We are planning to run both the English and Maths courses again in October, so watch this space!


Published Date: 22nd July 2016
Category: Uncategorized



How to be asked back again and again…

Here at Key Stage Teacher Supply, we want our supply teachers, teaching assistants and nursery nurses to be asked back to the schools that they visit. If a school is happy with one of our members of staff, then so are we. And so are the children. And so is the teacher! Its a win-win-win-win!

Here are a few tips to ensure that you make a good impression:

  • Smile – you would be surprised how much of a difference this makes. Agencies like ours often hear positive feedback about ‘smiley’ teachers and support staff – it seems to be a memorable trait!
  • Be on time – be clear about where you are going and set off in plenty of time. It sounds obvious, but staff who are late won’t usually be asked to come back.
  • Volunteer for playground duty – for obvious reasons, this will go down well. It also gives you the opportunity to meet and get to know the children.
  • Leave a note – it is really important to leave the returning teacher an indication of how the day went, which work was completed, who did well, etc. Key Stage Teacher Supply will provide you with a ‘handover notes’ format to use.
  • Say goodbye – it is important to make someone in the school office aware when you are leaving.This is also an opportunity to say thankyou for a lovely day (hopefully), and to mention that you would like to come back in future.

If you would like to discuss the supply work we have available in over 300 schools and nurseries across Lancashire and Cumbria, then please give Catherine a call on 01254 507210.


Published Date: 8th July 2016
Category: Uncategorized



Working with Keys Stage Teacher Supply in Early Years education

Here at Key Stage Teacher Supply, we get many calls all year round from schools and nurseries looking for staff with Foundation Stage qualifications and experience.

From day-to-day bookings to long-term jobs, we experience high levels of demand for nursery nurses, childcare practitioners and Early Years teachers. Whether you hold an NVQ, BTEC, NNEB, Early Years Teacher status (EYTS), Early Years Professional status (EYPS) or QTS, we want to hear from you!

We supply staff to over 300 schools and nurseries across Lancashire and Cumbria, and we are able to tailor your work to your individual needs – whether you want part-time or full-time hours, in schools, private nurseries or children’s centres, we can do it all!

Call Catherine on 01254 507210 to find out more!


Published Date: 1st July 2016
Category: General, Supply Teaching, Teaching Assistants



The East Lancashire Schools Awards – A great success!

Last night we attended the Lancashire Telegraph East Lancashire Schools Awards as sponsor of the Secondary Headteacher of the Year award. The event, held at Stanley House Hotel & Spa in Mellor, was a great success and a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the best local talent in teaching and leadership.

It gives us great pleasure to be able to support an event like this, just as it does to work with over 300 local schools all year round. We are so proud that our teachers and support staff are able to contribute to the wonderful teaching and learning that goes on in local schools, and that they are a vital part of young people’s journey through education. That is why events like this, which recognise that excellence and dedication, are so important to us.

Big congratulations to all the winners! Particularly to Stuart Beaumont, who used to work with us and picked up the award for ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ last night. Well done Stuart!


Published Date: 1st July 2016
Category: Events and Conferences