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How to be a great teacher

What makes a great teacher?

By Lara Tipper “Teacher: a person who teaches, especially in a school.” Under the dictionary definition, a teacher is simply a ‘person who teaches’, but I believe a teacher is much more than that, especially a great one. Yes, teachers help us learn English, Maths and Science (let’s not list every subject), but they also…
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London Teacher

Why Join The Supply Room (Song)?

Have you met Lara? She’s our London North West Primary Consultant who holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Musical Theatre – which means we occasionally get treated to songs like this; Lara sings “We take care of you”  and here are a few examples of how we endeavour to live up to those lyrics; Support…
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Senco Forum

Senco Forum – SEN Community

Our Team at The Supply Room know how valuable the work of SEN Teachers, SENCOs and SEN Support Staff is to the schools and children they support. That’s why we created a fast-growing SENCO Forum for SEN professionals to network, whilst offering…

Nursery Jobs London

Step Away from the Plastic: Loose Parts Play in Early Years

Have you ever noticed that if you leave old junk lying around, kids will almost inevitably play with it? Whether it be old cardboard boxes, wooden pallets, pieces of wood, old tires [sic], bits of rope or string, kids will use their imagination and ingenuity…

Considering Supply Teaching?

Supply Teachers step in when a teacher needs to take time off whether that be for illness, maternity or training and development. The length of assignments differs greatly for supply teachers and can range from a single day to terms at a time…

The Supply Room announced as Finalist in Merton Best Business Awards

The Merton Best Business Awards has announced their 2019 finalists and it’s great news for The Supply Room! The Merton Best Business Awards recognises and promote excellence, innovation and best practice in Merton and has announced The Supply Room…

Musicalternative sings catchy tune for teachers starting out at new school

The Supply Room recently approached talented singing duo, Musicalternative to write a song about being a teacher in a new school. And the duo didn’t disappoint. Musicalternative is just as the name suggests, a musical alternative to Primary School teaching…

5 Fun & Easy Activities to use in Your Early Years Classroom

Name Tracing – What you need: Flat tray, Sand, Paper with child’s name printed. Place the child’s name on the bottom of the tray and cover with a fine layer of sand (so the name is still visible). Have the child trace their name with their finger, shake the…

The Supply Room partners with Teaching London

We’ve got exciting news for London teachers, schools and recent graduates interested in teaching! The Supply Room is proud to be working in partnership with Teaching London: LDBS Scitt, an Ofsted Outstanding Teacher Training Provider.