Substitute Teaching

Involvement in education as a substitute teacher can be an extremely rewarding experience.

In the absence of the regular classroom teacher to help students to learn subject matter and/or skills that are required for scheduled lessons and to provide meaningful instruction for assigned classrooms.

  • Report to school office at beginning of school day to pick up required materials/schedule of classes and at the end of the school day to return materials.  Follow sign out procedures as prescribed by the principal.
  • Carry out a program of study prescribed in the lesson plans left by the classroom teacher.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curricular goals and objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units, or projects assigned.
  • Employ instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives.
  • Maintain a neat and orderly classroom.
  • Take attendance in accordance with school procedures.
  • Indicate to students at beginning of class the basic expectations for behaviour in the class in accordance with school and Northern Gateway Public Schools policies.  Build rapport with students.
  • Ensure that the students are never left unattended in the classroom.
  • Potentially perform duties usually required of absent teacher such as supervision.
  • Know emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned.
  • Know procedures for referring students who are disciplinary problems.
  • Know school procedures and regulations. 
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the principal.

Do you have an Education degree and are you interested in being a substitute in one of our schools?  Please submit an application form!

Are you wishing to be involved in our schools but are not a certificated teacher?  Please complete this application form!

Employed as a substitute in our schools?  Please ensure your substitute timesheet or non-certificated timesheet is filled out as directed by the principal!