AP2 roles - are they worth it?

After reading lots of teachers talk about teacher burnout - I’m sharing my thoughts on applying for AP2 roles.

When making changes to your life - always weigh up the pros and cons. Know what you have to give and plan in advance what you are WILLING TO GIVE.

My energy is a positive and loving one here - I’ve made decisions in the past and regretted them in the end - but coaching has greatly helped me to understand my decision-making processes and treat myself and others with greater compassion. It’…

Continue Reading.....

How do you answer the question on the vision for the role/vision for the school?

How do you answer the question on the vision for the role/vision for the school?

This question is one I get again and again from clients and they need to put their thinking caps on! 

How do you answer the question on the vision for the role/vision for the school?

One thing that I noticed when I began leadership coaching is that teachers sometimes were sometimes frustrated and they could sometimes use this question as a chance to vent. For this question, I always recommend that the energy is positive. This question IS NOT a chance to rant and tell them what you believe is g…

Continue Reading.....

Preparing for interviews

Preparing for interviews: Ask yourself ‘What else?’

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 hard to declare what is so great about themselves. Once we start to delve into their capabilities and strengths together, I ask them to delve deeper.

Identifying your strengths

Brainstorming is a great way to start to di…

Continue Reading.....

Teaching Interviews

Teaching Interviews: What if I get the feeling that they didn’t like me?

The job-search can be a very daunting thing.

  • You know that you are up against many other applicants, and you hope to be the one to be selected for that great teaching job.

  • You have all the qualifications you need but feel that you may not have come across as well as you had hoped in your interview.

  • You are already working in the school - but you know that your principal will base the job on your interview performance so you really want to impress.

  • Was there something about the way you came across th…

Continue Reading.....

Memorising answers-how to avoid coming across as too rehearsed

Teaching Interviews: Memorising answers-how to avoid coming across as too rehearsed

There are certain things that our interviewers will want to ask us about at interview. Knowledge of certain aspects of every profession that must be scrutinised at the interview stage - and the teaching profession is no different. You want to be as prepared as possible for your interview but how do you take the answers you have prepared and use them effectively on the day?

Rote learning Vs Information

Rote learning can work fine for a written exam but can be less than ideal in an interview. When y…

Continue Reading.....


What Jobs Can Teachers Do?

If you’ve done the self-reflection work outlined in my previous blogs – ONLY THEN should you begin to identify with alternative career jobs or labels. After all, there are SO MANY variations of types of jobs out there nowadays it takes plenty of reflection and self-awareness to get clear. 

My type of coaching is Career and Life Coaching…. But there are so many other types of coaches out there – financial coaches, health coaches, sports and performance coaches, relationship coaches, money mind-set…

Continue Reading.....


What to do if you feel like an imposter in the classroom

Today, I’m talking about imposter syndrome.

It’s a common phenomenon that many teachers experience.

Not sure if you have it?

Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?

  • Wow… that artwork is amazing! I wish I had creative ideas like that.

  • How does she have time to do all that? I’m struggling to get the basics done.

  • I’m not really sure what I’m doing. But I should be able to do this alone.

  • Do I fit in?

  • My pupils don’t seem to be getting enough done each day. What am I doing wrong?

  • There’s so much to learn abo…

Continue Reading.....