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What do I need to do to improve my teaching job application?

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I see you. Doubting your SAF - wondering if there’s anything that you can do to improve it, if there’s some secret that others know that you don’t.

If this sounds like you then - you’re in luck!

I've created a quiz that helps teachers pinpoint exactly where they are in their job application process.

Do you want to find out - where YOU are at? It takes just a few minutes and you will get personalised results and actions that you can take to improve your job applications.

Click here to do…

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Deputy Principal Interview Questions - Scenarios

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So you are applying for a deputy principal role in your school and you have heard that panels often ask scenario-based questions?

In the interview, they will set the scene to say something like “A child fell on the yard and was hurt - what would you do?” First of all - reflect ‘has this ever happened to you and what did you do?’ What was good about how you resolved the situation and why? It’s important to note here that the panel are looking for reassurance about an aspect of school life …

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How do I know which company to go for and which NQT guide to invest in?

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There are lots of options available for teachers right now and it can seem a bit confusing! I get that. You may have questions like

  • Which company should I go with (Haha - Go with ME obviously!)

  • How much do I need to invest?

  • What if I'm not getting the results that I want?

  • How do I know if what I'm doing is working or not?

    Today's blog will help you address many of those concerns.


    1. Which company/online guide should I invest in?
    There are loads of amazing supports out …

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5 new tips for the STAR technique















I’m most known for helping my clients use the STAR technique. Why do you need it? Teachers need to harness the powers of the STAR technique because it is the universally known technique for competency-based interviews (the types of interviews that are used in education). The STAR f…

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Top Tips for teachers applying for DEIS schools















Here are some pieces of advice I received from teachers working in DEIS schools at both Primary and Post Primary levels. Working in a DEIS school requires certain qualities and awareness and sometimes teachers struggle with the challenge of classroom management or understanding wher…

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CV template for teachers















I've created an education-focused CV template that's helped 100s of teachers get clear on what a great CV is.

Would you like the template now?

Get yours here.

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8 limiting beliefs that are warning signs during job hunting season















During my coach training - one of the most impactful lessons I had was how having limiting beliefs can restrict our growth e.g. If you believe that you’re always unlucky - then it will be practically impossible for another person to change your mind.

Here are a few limiting beliefs …

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What interview questions are asked in DEIS schools?















DEIS interview coming up soon? Because of the nature of DEIS schools - it’s important to do some research into the DEIS status and planning for the specific interview questions the panel may ask. From my research with DEIS teachers, I’ve noticed three distinct themes and considerati…

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Creating a Guiding Vision for Your School - The Core Values Approach















I regularly ask questions my 1-1 interview leadership coaching clients about the guiding vision of their school. Their replies are always really interesting.

From a coaching perspective, developing an awareness of your core values is really important.

My top 3 core values are commit…

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