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How to sell yourself in teaching job applications with this one course















If you've ever tried to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew then you'll know how important it is to have the correct tools when doing a job!

If you're applying for teaching jobs and you're beginning to wonder if there's a better approach to sending out application after applicatio…

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The Special Role that Class Teachers Play















Class teachers...

* care

* create fun learning opportunities

* get a sense for what can be done for their class and plan (or don't plan) for activities within the classroom

* ensure pupils eat their lunches and monitor their social interactions (small but true!)

* interact and respond to…

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The Special Role that Active Schools Coordinators Play















While working 1-1 with clients, I listen to what they say about the role they take and infer further information about what that role entails. This helps them clarify whether my sense for their role in their school is right or wrong and it opens up interesting conversations about th…

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7 questions to ask yourself before applying for leadership roles















Whether you’re applying for leadership roles in education or doing some professional and personal reflection it’s a brilliant idea to reflect on these questions and see where there is room for growth.

  • What evidence do I have that I’m a good team player?

  • Which strategies do I use to …

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5 things to do to avoid ruminating after an interview















We’ve all been there - that fear that hits when you go out of an interview “I forgot to tell them X” or “I messed up the question about Y” or “I wasn't expecting that question on Z”. Certainly, write down all of your interview questions for your future records but going over and ov…

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3 strengths that are overused in teaching interviews















Let’s jump straight in - overused strengths for teachers are:

  • I’m very organised

  • I’m hardworking

  • I’m a teamplayer

While they may be true - they are easy and so, they tend to be overused with candidate after candidate outlining the same strengths. If you want to SHINE - you can choose…

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4 results you may refer to in the STAR technique















If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know I’m a massive advocate for the STAR technique for teachers answering competency-based questions. In competency-based interviews, interview boards are checking to see if you are competent in certain skills which are necessary f…

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Interview questions for leadership roles in education







interview questions for principal roles








If you’re preparing for leadership roles in education, then having a list of up to date interview questions is a must!

Read on to find out the questions shared as recent questions they’ve experienced - by some of my recent clients and by the members of my Membership Group called - …

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How can I get a teaching job next year?















If you’re tired of the constant vicious cycle of going from contract to contract year after year and you’re tired of getting the same results you can choose to take a different approach. If you’ve been following me for a while now, you’ll know that I’m a big believer in teachers own…

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How do I record individual days subbing?







substitute teacher CV








It’s one of the questions I get asked most frequently - “As a teacher, how do I record my individual days subbing in my CV?” Simply writing a list of dates in your CV - is not appealing to the reader.

It tells me nothing about who you are as a teacher or your skills or the special a…

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