I have been a teacher in England for far too long, and I chose to spend over half of my career so far as a supply (substitute) teacher! I have worked in more than twenty schools as a regular.
If the kids are having fun, then they are learning too! I have very high expectations of the children in terms of their behaviour, attitude towards others, politeness, and the effort that they put into their learning.
Ofsted 'Outstanding' at each inspection. I have been observed by Ofsted around 8 times. Awarded highest marks given in 17 years for my teaching placements during my training at Kingston-upon-Thames University.
BA(Hons) European Administion InstAM (AdvDip) European Administration PGCE Primary Education
Owner of www.SupplyBag.co.uk and forum.SupplyBag.co.uk, established in 2005 to help support supply / cover / relief / substitute / guest teachers around the world in what can be a very isolating career. Editor of TheSupplyTeacher.com, launch date 15th April 2013. Supporting supply teachers. Proud to be hosting National Supply Teacher Week, 17th-21st June 2013, celebrating supply teachers. Partner to the most amazing man, mother to the most adorable son and owned by a super-intelligent Border Collie! Chocoholic.