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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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Checklist for filling in your job applications







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Here a few important things to bear in mind as you embark on filling in your SAF. This document will most likely be your initial introduction to a potential employer and it is worth taking the time to fill it in as well as you can. Consider the following points when filling in your …

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Preparing for interviews: Ask yourself ‘What else?’







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There is one particular question I love to ask my clients when we are trying to figure out all of their talents and capabilities. That question is; What else? As many of the educators I meet are hardworking, modest professionals who show up and get the job done, they often find it h…

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Completing your CV & Standard Application Form and answers – should you copy ideas from a friend?







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I know, the SAF can be a daunting prospect and you want to make it as impressive as possible in order to stand out from the crowd. You may have a very eloquent friend who always seems to have the right answers. What could be the harm in using some of their wording for your own SAF?

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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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Coming across as overconfident in an interview







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You may, like most people who are eager to make a good impression at an interview, do your best to keep your nerves under control. You want to appear confident and give the very best impression of yourself. Believe it or not, I sometimes hear from interviewers that they did not choo…

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Education Specialist: Why becoming a specialist in one specific area is really beneficial







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Are you an 'all rounder' teacher? Do you think that you have to be an expert in every subject, in every methodology and in every extra-curricular activity?

Why becoming a specialist in one specific area is a really beneficial thing to do:

1. It makes you the 'go-to’ person for that ar…

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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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