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Why planning your supply cover now, is going to benefit you in September

About 12 months ago By Michelle Tilley

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As the end of the school year approaches, it's easy to get caught up in planning for the summer term and exams and forget about the new academic year that's just around the corner. However, for schools, it's crucial to start planning for supply cover for September as early as May. In this blog, we'll discuss why schools should start planning their supply cover early and the benefits it can bring.

Avoid Last-Minute Panic

One of the main reasons why schools should start planning their supply cover in May is to avoid last-minute panic. When a teacher or support assistant is unexpectedly absent, it can cause chaos in the classroom and disrupt the learning of the students. Having a pool of reliable supply teachers and support lined up in advance can help schools to avoid the stress and chaos that can arise from a last-minute absence.

Secure the Best Talent

Another benefit of planning supply cover early is that it allows schools to secure the best talent. Supply teachers and support assistants are in high demand, but by planning ahead, schools can ensure they have a pool of qualified, experienced supply teachers who are available and ready to start in September.

Provide Consistency

Planning can also help schools to provide consistency for their students. When a teacher is absent, it can be disruptive for students who may need time to adjust to a new teaching style or personality. By having a pool of reliable supply teachers who are familiar with the school's policies and procedures, schools can help to ensure a smoother transition for students.

Save Money

Planning supply cover in advance can also help schools to save money. When schools source supply teachers and support at the last minute, they may have to pay higher rates to secure their services. By planning ahead, schools can negotiate better rates with their preferred supply teachers and support assistants, which can help to keep costs down.

Build Relationships

Finally, planning supply cover in advance can help schools to build relationships with their supply teachers and support assistants. By working with the same pool of supply teachers and support assistants regularly, schools can build trust and rapport with them. This can help to create a sense of community within the school, which can be beneficial for both teachers and students.

Here at Protocol Education, we are here to make sure your all your staffing needs for September are met, contact your local branch today to discuss your needs.