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How do I record individual days subbing?







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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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Leadership Interviews - Have you got questions for us?







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Have you got any questions for us? This is the question that sends shivers down the spine of my clients when they are preparing for interviews.

  • What should I ask?

  • What if they think it’s a silly question?

  • What if they feel like I’m testing them?

and yet it’s very important to have …

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7 things I let go of when I left my permanent job







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In 2019, I resigned my permanent teaching role and embarked on a new journey. After a wonderful adventure on my travels to USA, Central and South America and qualifying as a Career and Life Coach it was time to cut the strings and start afresh. 

Here are some things I noticed as a re…

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FAQs: The Teachers’ Promotion Club







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You’ve asked so, here are the FAQs about The Teachers’ Promotion Club.

What are the benefits of joining a membership like The Teachers’ Promotion Club?

  • An increased sense of community – Right now you may not have a community around you who know about your ambition, who can share your…

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5 reasons to read the Looking at Our Schools 2016 Document







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The Looking at Our Schools Framework is an excellent document to help teachers assess their readiness for leadership progression and as a reflection tool for teachers to evaluate where they are excelling and where they may need to focus more of their attention on to ensure that they…

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THE Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) that every principal wants







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Today’s blog is another guest blog post from Kerry based Principal Patrick Crean who has 7 years experience as a principal. He tells us all about the qualities he likes to see in NQTs to his school and that are valued by principals in schools in general.

One of the biggest lessons t…

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Diary of a teacher career changer







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I've finally found the courage to label my stage in life at the moment as a 'career change', not a career break or time out to travel or time to think but now is about changing career for me. My time in UCD's Innovation Academy has equipped me with the knowledge and that courage. It…

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5 Mistakes to Avoid as you Begin your Teaching Career







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Embarking on your NQT year can be full-on. Getting used to a new school, new colleagues, new pupils and new routines, can send your head in a spin! I didn't even have a proper place to stay for the first week of my first job as a qualified teacher! Think.. grotty hostel and you may …

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‘Looking at our schools’ interview questions

Using the 4 leadership domains from the Looking at Our Schools document is an excellent starting point from which to prepare for leadership interviews in education. Look at the domains (not as a rigid structure) but for BOMs and Interviewers to use as a framework from which to compose questions. Here I outline some questions and the domains under which they may fall under.

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1. In what way have you used a curriculum area or other to promote a culture of improveme…

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Things I like about the Primary level SAF







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While I know that it can be frustrating for teachers at times, I am in favour of the form in general. Here are some reasons I feel that the Standard Application Form is a good idea.

  • The 3 x 150 word questions are short and functional. If it’s of primary importance that the BOM want …

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