Why ECTs should choose supply teaching

WHY ECTS SHOULD CHOOSE SUPPLY TEACHING?
Starting your career as an ECT and working as a supply teacher gives you the perfect platform to gain real classroom experience, whilst getting all the support you need to help you through your induction year. ECTs tell us that going straight into supply work after their final placement is great preparation for the following academic year. You can work flexibly, get an insight into varying management strategies and cultures at first hand, and try out different year groups. You can develop new skills, enhance your CV and enrich your experience in preparation for your next career move.

CONSIDERATIONS
Consider which year groups, skills, or type of school you wish to gain experience in before applying, but remember with supply teaching you will be able to gain a variety of placements. You can test drive lots of different classroom settings to see if they are the right fit for your strengths.

WHY ECTS SHOULD CHOOSE SUPPLY TEACHING: KEY BENEFITS
• Experience – It will give you inside access to a huge variety of schools to ensure that you pick the right one for your induction.
• Flexibility – You can build your teaching days around your personal life and take full control of work-life balance.
• Variety – You can test drive lots of different classroom settings to see if they are the right fit for your strengths.
• Transition to permanent teaching – Once you start supply teaching, it can make it easier for you to make the move to a permanent role.

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