Get All the Gain!

Supply teaching is perfect for an active retirement: Get all the gain for none of the pain!

You may have retired, but what if you are not quite ready to be put out to pasture?! Your teaching skills are still in demand, and the teaching profession is crying out for experienced teachers, just like you!

Workload volume is one of the most cited reasons for full-time teachers leaving the profession, but on supply you control where, when and who you work for! As a supply teacher undertaking ad hoc and short-term supply you are not required to take on lesson planning, assessments or report writing, so you can simply continue working in the profession that you love whilst still enjoying your (semi) retirement!

The Benefits:

  • Earning some extra money is always a bonus and supply can help with this. You may wonder about your pension and how earning extra may affect things for you. To find out how much you can work or earn, we would advise speaking to Teachers Pension directly or visit for more information.
  • Keeping social is also a consideration when you retire. One of the most fabulous things about supply teaching is the chance to meet new people and have the opportunity to work in different school environments – this can be richly rewarding if you have previously spent many years in one school.

A career in supply teaching can offer many benefits… social contact, keeping your hand in, extra funds… all with the flexibility to work around you… do what you love and love what you do! Have we convinced you yet?

It’s What We Do:

At Key Education, we believe that the key to learning is great teachers. As a result have been successfully placing supply teachers since 2006 in and around the Norfolk and Suffolk areas. Our agency has grown organically through offering a tailored service to teachers who wish to have a better work-life balance, by listening to their circumstances and understanding their requirements. As a small independent agency, we are proud of our ability to provide that personal touch.

If you are a retired teacher looking to return to the classroom and would like to work with an agency who pays attention to detail, builds trusting relationships, and cares about its candidates, Key Education is the agency for you. Take a look at the vacancies we currently have on offer.

We also believe that Variety is the spice of life:  If you are an Early Career teacher (ECT) take a look at our blog.

Samantha Dyson is the Managing Director of Key Education Services Ltd. an Independent Supply Teaching Agency that offers teachers flexibility and schools local, passionate and experienced staff since 2006.