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Why Schools Should Book Supply Staff for September Now: Be Prepared for the School Year Ahead

As the summer approaches and the school year draws to a close, it may seem like booking supply staff for September is still a long way off. However, it is essential for schools to start thinking ahead and booking supply staff now. Here’s why:

  1. Ensure Availability: The demand for supply staff is likely to be high in September, and many schools may struggle to find suitable candidates if they wait until the last minute. By booking supply staff now, schools can ensure that they have the staff they need when they need them.
  2. Time to Vet Candidates: Booking supply staff now also gives schools plenty of time to vet candidates and ensure they are a good fit for the school. This can include background checks, reference checks, and interviews, which can all take time. By starting the process now, schools can avoid a last-minute scramble to find staff and ensure they have the best people for the job.
  3. Save Time and Stress: Booking supply staff now can also save schools time and stress in the long run. With staff already in place, schools can focus on preparing for the new school year, rather than worrying about filling vacancies. This can be especially important for schools that may already be short-staffed or have other pressing priorities to address.
  4. Plan for Absences: Finally, booking supply staff now allows schools to plan for potential absences during the school year. Whether due to illness, maternity leave, or other reasons, having supply staff already in place can ensure that the school can continue to function smoothly and without interruption.

In conclusion, booking supply staff for September now is a smart move for schools looking to be prepared for the school year ahead. By ensuring availability, vetting candidates, saving time and stress, and planning for absences, schools can set themselves up for success and focus on what matters most: educating their students.


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