Meet the Staff – Rachael Storey
Rachael supports our partner schools by providing day to day cover as well as long term cover in her favourite schools.
After having taught in the same school for four years Rachael was looking for a new challenge and we’re proud to have helped her achieve it.
What are your day-to-day responsibilities with Advocate?
My responsibilities as a supply teacher are the same teaching responsibilities as permanent teachers. My job is to teach pupils in accordance with the national curriculum, to mark students work providing them with the necessary feedback, encouragement and support. When on long term supply I also have to plan lessons.
As a Supply Teacher with Advocate, what impresses you about the company?
Advocate is a supply agency with a different approach. All members of staff in the office take time to get to know you and are available all hours of the day to contact. When I started staff took time to work out what type of roles would suit my busy lifestyle. The team listened and provided me with lots of schools which where in close reach of my locality in order to help me with childcare issues.
What is it you enjoy about Supply Teaching
Everything! As a teacher who worked in the same school 4 and a half years, I was very apprehensive about joining a supply agency. However after contacting a few local supply agencies I choose to work for advocate as the friendly approach was different to all the other agencies.
We deal with lots of staff, what impresses you about your colleagues?
Everyone who I have met since working for Advocate is so supportive. After attending the coffee morning I managed to meet a couple of teachers who took time to share lesson ideas with me.
I find it hard to say no . . .to everything as I really don’t like to let people down.
One of the things I’m very good at . . .is talking and making people laugh.
The best piece of advice I heard was . . . Keep smiling!
And Finally, If you could sing one song on X Factor, what would it be?
Oh that’s a tricky one, hmm! I don’t think I would ever have the confidence to sing on X factor.