As a new school year is here, likely you’re looking for additional substitute teachers.
Here are three quick tips to increase your number of applications:
Send home a note in the district newsletter to parents encouraging them to become a substitute teacher.
We love seeing you at our school and would wonder if you’d like to be paid to be here? Apply to be a substitute teacher and work only on days you want to! Flexibility is a huge perk of the job. We’re having a Substitute Teacher Open House on Thursday, September 21 from 6-8 to help orient those interested in joining our ranks.
Ask permanent teachers to refer a friend.
We want to clone you! Do you have a friend you think would make a great substitute teacher? Send them the link to apply:
If you’d like, maybe encourage them to observe in your classroom for an hour to help them feel more comfortable in the classroom.
Coordinate with your local job placement agency.
Be open to your current pool on what your fill rate is. Let them know what your goal fill-rate is and ask them to help you achieve it. National surveys indicate that just over 48% of substitute teachers would like to work more than they do.
For additional strategies on recruiting high quality substitute teachers, register for the Fill-Rate Academy. The academy is essential for anyone looking to improve the quality of their substitute teachers and in turn increase their fill-rate on a regular basis.