Who can become a supply teacher
To apply to become a supply teacher, you must have:
- Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
- Department for Education (DfE) number
You may also be considered if you have your QTS but have not completed your Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year.
You can apply as an unqualified teacher in exceptional circumstances, for example:
- experienced individuals with Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)
- Jersey Graduate Teacher Training Partnership (JGTTP)
- those holding an iPGCE
As an QTLS teacher you must be recognised by the Department for Education (DfE) to be considered.
If you're a qualified teacher, but have had long breaks in service of 4 years or more, you’ll need to demonstrate that you have kept your skills up to date. For example, that you’ve done voluntary work in schools.
Teachers trained outside the UK
If you’re a teacher and trained outside of the UK you must get proof of your UK QTS. Find further information on
routes to qualified teacher status (QTS) for teachers and those with teaching experience outside the UK on GOV.UK.
Apply to become a supply teacher
The supply register is available to primary and secondary schools. Once registered there is no guarantee you’ll get regular work.
You can apply to be on the supply register even if you do not have Licensed residential status. A school may be able to offer you a fixed term contract if they have a licence for a specific role.
For further information and request an application form email