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How do I give evidence if I'm not in a managerial role?

How do I give evidence if I'm not in a managerial role?

Today’s question is a common question that I'm asked by clients. 

I am currently filling out the deputy principal application form and looking at this doc but where I am struggling is regarding answering some of the major questions (seeing as I am not in a managerial role - and some of these questions are written regarding what you are doing already). Would the language be a case of "I would" rather than I do - or what would be your advice here? Getting the language right is really stumping me.…

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Primary Interviews - are they really all sewn-up?







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Some applicants for teaching jobs can lose faith if they are not being called for interview and may feel that the school has already chosen a teacher for the position before the interviews even take place! For the jobs in August especially - you are in with a real shot when you rema…

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4 ways I can help you land your dream teaching job

I am an experienced career coach and I enjoy seeing my clients succeed in their interviews and land that dream teaching job. There are many ways that you can improve your chances of success by working with me. Here are the main 4 ways we can work together to make you stand out from the crowd.

CV Analysis

Curriculum Vitae in Latin, means the course of a life. This document is there to show the course of your education and professional development, along with your character and strengths. Ther…

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The Standard Application Form: What do I write in the non-accredited courses section?

The Non-Accredited courses section of the SAF can lead to confusion as to what to write in this section. The short answer; anything from webinars you have attended to summer courses you have availed of in order to increase your skillset. The difference with these qualifications or awards, is that these are extra to the requirements of your teacher-training course and are often undertaken on your own personal time. Courses like these come under the banner of CPD - Continual Professional Develop…

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Making better applications to Educate Together and Community National Schools

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 with what they stand for.

  • Because developing an understanding of all religions is a vital element in accepting all pupils and their religious beliefs (or lack of them) and focusing on real diversity a…

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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

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 t…

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