Great company to work for.
Working for Hays involved waiting my the phone in the morning to see if there was any work available for that day. If I got work that day I would arrive at the school and be told everything I needed to know for the day e.g start times, break times, end of day etc.
I then usually have a few minutes (10- 30) to get everything sorted for the first session.Sometimes work would be left by the classes permanent teacher and sometimes I would deliver my own planned lessons. When the children arrived I usually would get them started with a morning activity, reading for example. I would then take the register and get to know the children a bit. I would then teach an English lesson followed by a maths lesson (although this would vary from time to time) during break I quite often would be on duty so I would supervise the children whilst playing. In the afternoon I would teach another lesson or two, something topic related e.g art, history etc.
I've learned many things such as improving my Literacy and Maths skills, how to be more confident and assertive and how to manage my time throughout the day.
The hardest part of the job in going into a new work place everyday and not knowing anybody and the day to day running of the school.
The thing I enjoyed most about this job is seeing children learn new things and see that they enjoying learning and are developing their personalities and skills.
Rewarding, exciting enjoyable.
Not guaranteed work, can have weeks off at a time without any pay.