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Here you can find all the latest information and news from the world of Simply Supply. For more information on any of the updates on this page, please do get in touch with a member of our team here.

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    20 Aug Autumn activities to help inspire nursery children

    As the year rolls on and the leaves start to turn, it’s time for teachers to embrace the season and use Autumn to promote the development of their pupils. At this time of year, there’s so much for children to explore, and plenty of activities......

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    10 Jul What is the role of an education and childcare recruitment agency?

    Teachers, Nursery Nurses and Classroom Support Staff are in high demand, especially those with specific skills and expertise. As a specialist education and childcare recruitment agency, we see a variety of candidates on a daily basis, each with their own experience levels, work requirements and......

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    26 Jun How we safeguard the children in your nursery

    As experts in nursery school recruitment, the safety of your children is our highest priority.   Watch our safeguarding animation to see how we help you look after the children in your care.   For more information or to speak to us about sourcing staff......

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    18 Jun Safeguarding and child protection in nurseries

    One of the key priorities of education & childcare recruitment agencies such as ours is the safeguarding of children. We expect each and every one of our candidates to share this commitment and be fully aware of the importance of child protection.   In this......

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    21 May The benefits of outdoor learning and development

    From playing on tablets to watching TV, children are becoming more accustomed to learning with technology, especially at a younger age. However, this has led to a number of studies that highlight how negative this can be for their education and development.   In this......

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    24 Apr Our guide to the Montessori teaching style – infographic

    There are so many ways that you can teach students to embrace their learning, and one of those techniques is the Montessori learning style. In this infographic, we wanted to explore what our community have said their favourite Montessori teaching activity is. Find out what......

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    12 Apr A guide to the Montessori teaching style

    The Montessori learning style is vastly different to traditional teaching, but it’s not always something that nurseries focus on during their lessons. Not only does it help focus on key development stages, it encourages cooperative play and inspires creativity.   In this article, we explore......

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    10 Apr Shining the spotlight on finding permanent staff

    For any school or nursery, direct recruitment is a crucial part of developing and maintaining effective teams. Unfortunately, new opportunities, life changes, and population growth do mean that full-time or fixed-term roles do sometimes become vacant or available.   To help minimise the fuss and......

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    03 Apr Rate transparency and fair pay for teachers

    Schools and nurseries across the country are already working to strict budgets, and to ensure that they have full control over their supply staff spending, we work hard on making our rates and fees as transparent as possible.   We’ve already explained how our bespoke......

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    28 Mar Our top tips for improving your time management skills

    Regardless of whether you’re filling a temporary role or a fixed-term contract, time management is one of the essential components of a smooth, stress-free work life. Time management isn’t something we’re born with; it’s something that takes time and experience to hone.   That’s why......

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    27 Mar How our clients benefit from our online portal

    This week we wanted to share an insight into the bespoke portal that our candidates and clients are given access to once they begin working with us.   Whilst each of our clients has a dedicated Consultant they can speak to at any time, we......

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    22 Mar What’s the best way to improve student learning – infographic

    There are so many teaching styles, sometimes it can be hard to choose one that makes the biggest impact on your pupils. We reached out to our social media community to see what their favourite ways to improve student learning are. Find out what they......

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    20 Mar Safeguarding and Compliance at Simply Supply

    For the last 10 years, the team at Simply Supply have worked closely with Local Education Authorities (LEAs) and Local Authority Designated Officers for Safeguarding (LADOs) to understand and promote the safety and security of all pupils.   As an independent recruitment business, we pride......

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    20 Feb Five tips for helping introverted students

    There’s no doubt about it, group learning can be a good way to encourage teamwork, forward thinking and leadership skills development. But sometimes students may be introverted and do not respond well to this method of teaching.   In this article, we explore some of......

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    25 Jan Statistics from the last 12 months in education

    For the first article of 2019, we wanted to take a look back at some key statistics from the last 12 months in the education sector. These should give you an insight into how the industry has evolved, and what this means for those working......

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    20 Dec A round up of the last 12 months at Simply Supply

    Throughout 2018, there have been some exciting developments from the world of Simply Supply. At this time of year, we like to reflect on everything that’s happened, and also take a look at what the future might hold for our candidates, clients and team members.......

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    21 Nov How to make the most of your time with a supply teaching agency

    Supply teaching is a great choice for those looking to make a start in the educational industry as an NQT or those wanting to get more flexibility in their work-life balance. In November 2017, regular supply teachers took up a quarter of the teaching roles,......

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    24 Oct Prepare ahead of time: activities to fill free time during lessons

    Whether you’re starting out in education or you’re making the move back in, time filling activities are great tools for any supply teacher to have prepared ahead of time.   You may find that the lesson plan hasn’t been finalised or the work hasn’t taken......

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    19 Oct What’s stopping you from achieving your next role? – infographic

    Have you ever considered applying for a role and then talked yourself out of it? You’re not alone! Many of us have done it, but what is important is understanding what has stopped you from applying for and achieving your next role, and how you......

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    26 Sep Simply Supply: the largest supplier of temporary staff in Hampshire

    For nearly 10 years, Simply Supply has worked closely with education and childcare staff, Schools and Nurseries to provide the highest standard of service possible. We’re now proud to announce that we are the largest supplier of temporary staff to schools in the Hampshire Local......

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    21 Sep Advice for first time teaching assistants

    Teaching assistants are an integral part of any school. They’re able to step in at a moments notice, help support newer members of staff and provide additional guidance to students and pupils throughout the day.   However, if you’re just starting out as a teaching......

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    31 Aug Steps you can take when searching for the ideal supply teacher

    Whether you’re searching for a full-time teacher or you simply need to cover illness or annual leave, supply teachers are an invaluable resource. However, it can often be a struggle for schools to fill the positions they have available.   That’s why this month we......

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    22 Aug How to accommodate different learning styles – infographic

    When planning for a class, do you take into account any potential differences in learning styles? It is important for teachers to understand the differences in their students’ learning styles so that they can implement best practice strategies into their daily activities.   Take a look below......

  • july simply supply preparing for nursery role 550x550 - News

    04 Jul What you need to prepare for your first nursery placement

    When it comes to your nursery school supply placement, it’s crucial that you’re prepared for your first day, regardless of whether you have previous experience.   We’ve recently written a blog post on what you need to prepare for your first school teaching role, so......