Working as a supply teacher in a school can give you a lot more flexibility than a full time teaching job, but it can still be difficult to stay completely on top of your work. You will often be working in different schools a lot of the time, and you won’t know the pupils, making it much more challenging for you to establish an everyday teaching routine.
One of the main things you need to do is remain organised and proactive. Keep a good academic diary with all the information you need to complete you work, and make sure it is always up to date.
If you want to get to know the curriculum, check which exam boards the school teaches ahead of time. If you specialise in certain curriculums, tell your recruitment adviser. They may be able to focus on schools that teach the subjects you know very well.