Ex-teachers supply a demand with new firm
4:00pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Latest News
Two teachers have launched a new supply teacher agency helping to get newly qualified teachers into jobs.
Gemma Hector, 26, and Christine Hunter, 37, were both teaching at Holbrook Primary School, in Trow-bridge, before they set up their business, Apple a Day Supply, based in Heeks Crescent.
The agency is working with primary schools across Wiltshire and Bath with 20 teachers signing up to Apple a Day Supply since launching last month.
Mrs Hunter, who lives in Trowbridge, said: “It is a case of so far, so good, as we could not have asked for a better start. We have expertise in teaching but we have also learnt a lot about business since launching.”
The teachers, who left Holbrook Primary School in July, are keen to help new teachers but also support experienced supply teachers.
Miss Hector, who lives in Chippenham, said: “There are two types of supply teachers; those who are new and looking for long term employment and those who may have young families or other interests wanting to work part-time.”
Miss Hector and Mrs Hunter also offer tutoring for supply teachers and are happy to help produce lesson plans.
Miss Hector said: “Having worked in schools, we have seen a lot of supply teachers, of different levels.
“We have the best interests of children at heart so decided to introduce an agency with only the highest quality standard of teachers.
“We are talking to schools on a daily basis and taking on more teachers who are focused on providing the best education possible.”
For more information about the company’s service, visit www.appleadaysupply.co.uk
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