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.

Agency toolkit

Coronavirus advice for supply educators

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    Coronavirus: supply educators guidance

    We know that supply educators have experienced real difficulties since the pandemic began, particularly during school closures. Those difficulties continue, however, even with schools and colleges open.

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    Coronavirus: checklist for supply educators

    This National Education Union (NEU) checklist for supply members gives advice on working via supply agencies or directly with schools and colleges from September 2021.

Supply teacher advice and guidance

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    Supporting supply teachers

    How can I get the most from supply teaching and avoid the worst problems facing supply teachers 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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    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.