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Friday, February 22, 2019

The new and improved app for teachers and schools!

The SupplyNow app has had a makeover, making it easier than ever for schools and supply staff to connect.

From speed to design, we’ve taken it all into consideration to ensure that filling supply vacancies is as effortless as possible. All that’s left for you to do is to focus on the things that really matter within your school and life as a Supply Hero.

What’s new?

  • Simpler sign up process with registration assistance
  • Guided onboarding and quick safeguarding checks
  • Edit your subjects and roles to what’s most relevant to you
  • No more questions on how long you’ve worked in each subject
  • Design improvements for a more enjoyable experience
  • Bug fixes throughout – no more glitches
  • A faster service to help you access bookings quickly

Want to check out the new app?

Some of you will have already seen our supply teacher app, but for others of you, it may be entirely new. We’re going to take you through our simple three-step process for the SupplyNow update, so you can see just how effortless it is to use and why it’s much more beneficial than using a traditional supply teacher agency.

Step one: download the SupplyNow app

The SupplyNow app is available on the App Store and Google Play, so you will have easy access no matter what device you use. Simply search ‘SupplyNow’, and we will appear at the top of the list.

SupplyNow teaching app | Google Play

Step two: complete our simple sign-up

When the app is opened, you will be presented with a login page. If you already have a login, go ahead and enter your details – you’re good to go! However, if you are new and looking to become one of our Supply Heroes, you will need to register by selecting ‘Join now’.

SupplyNow login | supply teacher app

Next, you will be given four options, and will need to select whether you are a teacher, teaching assistant, cover supervisor or school.

Supply teacher | SupplyNow app

 We understand that when you download the app, you may not have the time to set the whole thing up entirely. For this reason, we’ve updated the next step so that you can choose to return to these questions later.

Supply teaching jobs | SupplyNow jobs platform  

We will need you to answer a couple of questions but don’t worry, they won’t take long to complete. All we ask is that you provide some basic details and how far you’re happy to travel, so we can start looking into supply jobs for you!

Supply teacher jobs | SupplyNow app

Step three: begin using the SupplyNow app!

And just like that, you’re ready to start using SupplyNow! How easy was that?

When you land on your homepage for the first time, you will be asked to complete your profile; this is something you can choose to do when convenient, but you won’t be able to start work until you've entered these details.

SupplyNow Profile | supply teaching jobs

The app has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible. You have a clean homepage with a menu bar in the top left corner, which leads to all your options including, ‘My Bookings’, ‘Roles & Subjects’, and ‘My Profile’.

If you’ve selected to enter your full details and preferences later, the pages you need to head to are ‘My Profile’ and ‘Roles & Subjects’. Unsurprisingly, ‘My Bookings’ is where all your past and future bookings are displayed!

Setting your preferences

One of the fantastic things about using the SupplyNow app to source jobs is that you have complete control over your bookings. Once you've set your preferences to establish the teaching roles you’re after and subjects you’re comfortable teaching, we will only send notifications with supply teaching jobs that match your selections. We also take into consideration the distance you’re happy to travel, so you aren’t being sent alerts for jobs that are out of reach (as traditional teaching agencies have become known for doing). When the job notifications come through, all that’s left to do is accept or decline the booking!

Education job roles | SupplyNow app

What makes SupplyNow different to a traditional supply teaching agency?

SupplyNow was created because we believe in a more straightforward and fairer way of filling teaching vacancies. Our mission is to give supply staff easier access to higher paid work and to help schools save money. Everything we do centres around these points.

As you will have learnt by now, we put control of your bookings directly in your hands and have made the process as effortless as possible. Not only do you have access to excellent teaching jobs, but you can also earn as much as 20% more than with a traditional teaching agency; a number of our Supply Heroes have said their supply teacher pay has gone up by £50 per day!

The bonus of SupplyNow being an app is that you can access supply teaching jobs 24/7. However, you also have our friendly Supply Support Team on hand to answer any questions or to provide a more personal experience.

We’re also passionate about supporting our schools, and that’s why our pricing is so fair. While our Supply Heroes are earning significantly more than they would through a teaching agency, our schools are saving up to 20% on their supply spend by using the SupplyNow booking platform.

Have we impressed you yet?

If you like what you’ve seen, make sure you download the new SupplyNow app from the App Store or Google Play, for the best supply teaching jobs in Kent, Surrey, West Sussex and London.

Have a question for us? Get in touch – we’d love to talk to you!

Please note: if you currently have the old version of the SupplyNow app, you will need to cancel it before downloading the new and improved version. All operations will be moving to the new SupplyNow app, so please make sure you are using the correct version to avoid disappointment.

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