Supply Teaching

Being a supply teacher has its ups and downs.  By Sharon Wood.

Through SupplyBag, I aim to provide you with all the information, resources and support you need to be a successful supply teacher. I help to ensure that your work is as satisfying as possible for you, the children, and your schools.

Sharon Wood, ex-supply teacher, supporting and celebrating supply teachers since 2005Before you read on, subscribe to my bi-monthly newsletter and get a free download, The Five Ds – Five Indispensable Words for Supply Teachers!

Supply teaching can be a potentially isolating career. Flitting between schools, it is not always easy to build professional relationships. In much the same way as peripatetic teachers may feel somewhat nomadic, so supply teachers can feel as if they lead a migratory existence.

SupplyBag provides a focal point for anyone undertaking supply work. From here, you can learn about the pro and cons of supply work, discover how to become a supply teacher, find information on teaching recruitment agencies, uncover books on being a better supply teacher, and meet other supply teachers.

Join our new Facebook group with over 3,500 membersOr find answers to previously asked questions on the old support forum. With nearly 20,000 posts, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for in our online supply teachers’ staffroom!

We have a wide selection of downloads available, the most recent addition being EYFS Supply Teaching Made Simple by EYFS career supply teacher and blogger Jenny Smith

Teaching agency? If you would like to submit an article for publication on this site or appear on our database of recruitment agencies, please contact us.



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