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Further questions from recent leadership interviews

Are you searching for potential questions for leadership positions? If you’re reading this - I’m betting that you are!

Working 1-1 with 100s of teachers each year - puts me in a great position to hear what the latest questions are that are being asked. I hope you find them useful!

  • Intro: What have been three achievements in your teaching career to date?

  • What was a teaching and learning initiative that you introduced?

  • How do you self-evaluate?

  • What makes you ready to take …

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Letter 2: Sample letter to parents for establishing a new homework routine

Whether you’re new to a school, a class or indeed, the role you’ll need to decide on what the main objectives are for homework or/and the skills development of the pupils. Then, you will need to explain your intentions in detail to the parents so that they know what’s going on and why you’re setting the homework/making a particular request of them.

This letter will help you explain things clearly and further develop communication methods and it will help you develop better relationships as th…

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Letter 1: Sample teacher introduction letter to parents

Introducing yourself to parents when you start a new stint in a school is a nice idea so that they get a sense for you, what you are asking them to do to support their child and set expectations. In this blog, I outline some ideas for your letter or email. and why you might include them. Feel free to copy and paste it to use for your own purposes as you build relationships with parents in a new school or in a new role in your school. It’s really important to build good relationships with paren…

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If you’re wondering whether to invest in my services - read this!

One of the concerns NQTs have about my services is the cost. I know that my services are more expensive than some others in the business that's ok. Spending real time and learning about what makes my clients tick - and putting that into the job application forms is what drives me in my business. However, I do understand that cost is a big consideration for many NQTs straight out of college and for those who hadn't considered having a SAF Review before. Being quoted by me can make you think - b…

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How much does NQTs Acing Your Interviews An All-in-1 Guide cost?

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One of my absolute best sellers is my Interview Guide for Teachers. The investment for this Guide is €45. Let me take you through what that investment means for you...

NQTs Acing Your Interviews An All-in-1 Guide will help you get extremely clear on what you need to do to improve your interview technique so that you get the job you deserve.

What you will get access to?

1. Tips at your fingertips

As a job seeker, You will LOVE Acing Your Interviews - An All-in-1 Guide because it gives you a…

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How to Apply to DEIS Schools

I've created a webinar for teachers that outlines all you need to know about working in DEIS settings.

This masterclass has helped teachers to REALLY get clear on how to apply with insight and confidence for roles in DEIS Schools.

Do you want in now?

Purchase ‘Insider Tips from DEIS Teachers’ here.

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The Special Role that Year Heads Play

Many of my clients are year heads or aspiring year heads... here is an insight into the role they play....

Year heads

  • have the needs of their year group in their thoughts at all times

  • create opportunities for their group to connect, feel supported and engage with one another

  • are in tune with the effects of anxiety, bullying and academic achievements and put steps in place to help pupils at risk

  • contact parents regularly to keep them informed

  • collaborate with class tea…

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Who wants a CV template to apply for AP posts?

I've just created an AP CV that helps teachers outline their experience using the four domains. Everyone who's seen it has been thrilled with it! Would you like to get your hands on it?

CV Template and Explainer Video

This template will help you outline how to use the experience under the four domain headings and the video explains how to do it simply and easily. If you follow my tips you will have a very impressive CV for applying for AP roles!
Good luck with your application! 🍀🎉

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The Special Role of Deputy Principal















Deputy principal - has to be the toughest role in the school, eh?

Deputy Principals…

  • Liaise with staff on important matters and report findings to the principal.

  • Have their ear to the ground when it comes to all things ISM.

  • Connect with pupils, teach (generally) and still remain on t…

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SAF reviews - It might not get you that particular job















Let's address this elephant in the room shall we? The truth is, if you have your sights set on a particular school or number of schools... Even working with me - might not get you that particular job.

Reasons why you might miss out on specific roles

Unfortunately, I don't have the jo…

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