Teachers: The Ultimate Guide to Selling Yourself on your Standard Application Form

Over the last few years, I’ve been reviewing Standard Application Forms for hundreds of teachers. You guys are the most dedicated, caring and organised bunch, I’m so lucky to have met so many wonderful teachers over the last few years. We truly have lots of laughs on our calls together. When it comes to preparing for job applications though, there is lots of confusion!

Here are the main themes I’m seeing from working 1:1 with clients.

  •         Too much detail

  •      Not knowing where to begin

  •     Not p…

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Working Together, Schools and Substitute Teachers

“We rise by lifting others." Robert Ingersol. It goes without saying, teacher friends, that the life of a teacher can be challenging at times. For full-time teachers with many responsibilities, the pressures of settling into a new school, embracing new initiatives etc there can be a lot to contend with - from dealing with new Covid measures to getting to know a new staff and school.

What About the Experiences of Substitute Teachers?

Recently, I spoke with a number of substitute teachers to get an …

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7 Insider Tips to Dealing with Job Uncertainty

Will I get the job? How many others will apply for it? Will fewer teachers take career breaks this year due to Covid 19? What if they only want someone experienced? When will the job be advertised? Will interviews be online or face-to-face?

Summer 2020 – the year of isolation, uncertainty, surprises and pandemics. Especially so, now that the season where teachers are beginning to apply for jobs. It’s reasonable to be anxious about it… but it there are some ways you can help reduce anxiety.

So, wha…

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Supply Jobs?

The government has promised hundreds of extra jobs for the school year 2020/21, for teachers to help with the demand of sick leave and the extra necessary measures taken in schools to ensure we all return to school safely.

The idea behind teaching supply posts, is that a full-time post is created among a number of schools, to cover sick leave and teacher absences. Temporary contract supply jobs will be advertised on a yearly basis at

In this blog, I will share a lit…

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