Working as a supply teacher means that you are walking into a new situation every day and don’t know what your day is going to look like or what you will be teaching.
In most cases planning will be provided by the school, however it is always useful to have some back up ideas ready in case a lesson needs adapting, the planning isn’t detailed enough, an extension activity or time filler if needed.
There are lots of websites available for teachers with lesson ideas and resources, here are a few that our teachers recommend.
BBC – Teach
Premier League Primary Stars
The World of David Walliams
White Rose Maths
STEM Learning Maths resources
Natural History Museum
The PE Umbrella
BBC Super Movers
And there are lots more!
Resource ideas from our teachers
Our teachers have lots of great ideas for adapting lessons, keeping pupils engaged and extending learning while covering on supply.
One thing to always remember is that technology can not always be relied upon, so physical resources are always good to have!
Teach Starter, part of tes also has some great activity ideas -
Taking along stationery, such as different coloured pens for marking, notepad, post it notes and white board pens is useful so that you can quickly access these without needing to hunt around the room.