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Your Inside Guide to Looking at Our Schools – A support document for aspiring and existing school leaders















Picking up this document – whether to self-reflect or when applying for a new role in management is a good idea to allow you to align with your current teaching practices. Working on your career vs working in your career – there’s a difference! Looking at our schools is a great docu…

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Looking at Our School 2016: The Leadership and Management Domains - Skills Development















The ‘Looking at Our School 2016: A Quality Framework for Primary Schools’ outlines 4 domains as guides for teachers to step into management roles. 

These 4 Domains are:

1.    Leading Teaching and Learning

2.    Managing the Organisation

3.    Leading School Development and

4.    Develop…

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CV Templates: Making your CV stand out







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I receive many CVs every year to review for my clients, and sometimes I see that the important information regarding their teaching experience is not brought to the fore. Your SAF affords you the opportunity to outline your experience with the aid of specific sections and headings, …

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How can I be more confident in interviews?







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Interviews can be nerve-wracking, especially the first few! You have been called for interview and you are delighted of course, but the thought of sitting there while you are being asked a barrage of questions can cause you to worry. What can you do to make you feel more confident i…

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Making better applications to Educate Together and Community National Schools







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This year, I’m placing a huge amount of focus on helping teachers make better applications to Educate Together and Community National Schools.

Why?

  • Because their ethos is central to their beliefs and what makes them different.

  • Because they deserve teachers who are closely aligned …

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7 Dos in Teaching Interviews







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You have landed an interview for your dream teaching job and I’m sure you are both nervous and excited! We often consider the faux pas of interviews etiquette, but what about the positive things you ca…

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Sample Questions for Domain 1 - Leading Teaching and Learning







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When preparing your application form and for interviews for management positions in primary and post-primary schools, it’s important to have examples prepared under the four domains – Leading Teaching and Learning, Managing the Organisation, Leading School Development and Developing…

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3 Simple Tips to Create Balance between Job Applications, Work and Living Life















One of the big frustrations my clients have when they come to me for coaching is striking that balance between work, home life and job applications.

The reason they are so frustrated is that applying for jobs…. is a job in itself.

Many of my clients have…

  • a full time job and are balan…

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







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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 toget…

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Read this if you’re considering play therapy as a career choice







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Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children, play is serious learning”.  Fred Rogers

Play Therapy is a frequent question on the lips and in the minds of teachers who are researching career options these days. Indeed, many of my clients…

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