Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) are keen to secure a permanent teaching post as soon as possible. Supply teaching is an ideal interim opportunity to develop your skills and broaden your experience. Very often, supply teaching leads to long-term and permanent teaching posts. New Directions can help NQTs to find supply teaching jobs in the primary, secondary and specialist educational needs (SEN) sectors. With nine offices across the UK in Wales (Cardiff, Swansea and Wrexham) and England (London, Bristol, Birmingham, Hereford, Manchester and Liverpool) our teams are well equipped to help you to find your first teaching post. Take a look at our guide for NQTs – it is full of useful tips about working with supply teaching agencies and how to get the best out of the experience for you.
New Directions Education Supply Teachers
The New Directions Education staff handbook provides information on the benefits teachers can expect from working with New Directions and our expectations of our teachers.
In order to provide the absent class teacher with positive feedback we encourage our primary supply teachers to complete our primary feedback form whilst covering a class on a short term basis.
Please view the link below to print off your feedback form.
In order to maintain high standards in schools and address the lack of training opportunities available to supply teachers we have produced a programme of high quality training courses run in school holidays. The benefits of enrolling on New Directions Continued Professional Development training courses include:
- You will be raising and maintaining your professional practice as a teacher.
- You will be able to include details of your CPD training when applying for long term/permanent teaching posts.
- Our courses are conducted by experienced education trainers who are former or present headteachers or classroom practitioners.
- The course content is tailored to be appropriate and applicable to supply teachers.
- You will attend courses with fellow supply teachers.
We have created child protection guidance notes based on the All Wales Child Protection Procedures. These notes are designed to reassure teachers and advise them of best practice. New Directions run a child protection seminar to support these notes, details of which can be found in the 'Training for Supply Teachers' section.
We have created a service questionnaire to ensure that the quality of service New Directions teachers receive is of the highest standard. We would be very grateful if you would take the time to complete our questionnaire using one of the methods below.