Supply educators who are in a 'pool' maintained by a LA, those located through the school's own contacts, or part-timers who wish to temporarily increase their hours, are likely to be employees of the school or LA for their period of supply work.

The National Education Union’s latest survey of supply members shows that, despite a teacher shortage and Covid absences, and regardless of the Government’s efforts to regulate the supply teacher market, there has been no increase in supply teacher pay compared with previous years.

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Supply teacher advice and guidance

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    Supporting supply members

    How can I get the most from supply work and avoid the worst problems facing supply staff today?

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    Supply teacher rights

    Supply teachers who are in a 'pool' maintained by a LA, those located through the school's own contacts, or part-timers who wish to temporarily increase their hours, are likely to be employees of the school or LA for their period of supply work.

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    Health and safety for supply teachers

    Health and safety issues for supply teachers, including those employed directly by local authorities, schools and academy trusts and those employed via supply agencies.

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    Agency worker regulations

    What are the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 and what protection do they offer supply teachers and support staff?

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    NEU Supply Teachers Survey

    The National Education Union’s latest survey of supply teachers shows that, despite a teacher shortage and regardless of the Government’s efforts to regulate the supply teacher market, the majority of supply teachers are reporting lower levels of pay compared with previous years. They are also finding it harder than ever before to obtain work.