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Don't Skip This Step: 5 Accommodations That Should Be Made in Your Job Application Form

🤪 Literacy Teachers: You know what it's like to read a bunch of essays.
You need to BRACE YOURSELF for the task.
Some students love to write and write. 10 pages later and you're still reading.

🤨 Job applications are like this.

Your job application lands itself into a bundle with others.

Some job applications can be 21 pages long.

So, what accommodations can YOU make to help the reader and STAND OUT?

1. Think about it from their perspective.

Who will be reading this form? What would they be truly …

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If I Was Applying for a Principal Role in 2024 This Is What I'd Do

Making the move to senior leadership is a significant life step - to say the least! Developing your career is different from developing your job, however. So, how can you foster your career and apply better for senior leadership roles? 

Here's what I'd do if I was applying for a principalship in 2024. 

1. I'd review the 16 LAOS competencies and see if I have an example for each competency. Your interview and your job application form will be based on them - so it's a fantastic use of your time…

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FAQs About The Four Domains Simplified Course for School Leaders

Are you curious about the Four Domains Simplified Course?

I know that you may have questions that you'd like answered. 🤩 So I thought I would address some of the questions that I’ve been getting about it. Here are the top questions I'm being asked. 

1. Is ‘The Four Domains Simplified’ better than ‘Help I’ve an Interview in a Week’?

In ‘Help I’ve an Interview in a Week’, I teach Looking at Our Schools through the lens of a variety of interview questions – each starting with the phrase ‘How do …

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Tips to Write an Effective Job Application

No matter the position you’re applying for, whether it’s for an AP post, deputy principal, teaching position, or any other role, writing an appropriate and compelling job application is essential. A well-crafted application can increase your chances of securing an interview and, ultimately, landing the job. In this blog post, we’ll share some valuable tips to help you write an impressive job application.

Personalize your application

Customize your application to suit the specific job you’re applyi…

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When to Apply for Teaching Jobs

Ever found yourself asking, "When is the best time to apply for teaching jobs?" We've all been there. As educators, we spend so much time focused on our students that we often overlook our own career timelines.

The Perfect Timing

Knowing when to apply can feel like a guessing game. Too early, and you might be forgotten; too late, and the positions might be filled. The key lies in understanding the rhythms of the school year and the hiring cycle.

Understanding the Hiring Cycle

Most schools start thei…

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How to Fill in an AP1 Post Application Form

How to Fill in an AP1/AP2 Post Application Form

Applying for an AP post is an important step in advancing your career in education. The application process can vary depending on the school's requirements. In this blog post, we will explore three common ways to apply for an AP1 and AP2  post, including applying through a cover letter, applying through a cover letter and CV, and submitting a standard application form created by the school/training board. We will also provide tips to make your application stand out and guide you on how to best s…

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How to Showcase Your Skills and Experience as a New Teacher

As a new teacher, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenge of establishing yourself in the competitive field of education. It's essential to know how to showcase your skills and experience effectively to make a lasting impression on potential employers, colleagues, and students. In this blog post, we'll explore different ways to demonstrate your capabilities as a new teacher and help you stand out in your profession.

Create a Comprehensive Portfolio

A well-organised portfolio is an excellent …

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CV Templates: Making your CV stand out

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, but your CV can let you down if you don’t know where this important information should be. Below are tips on how to avoid this mistakes, and a few more pieces of advice too. Check out my Facebook videos for a run thro…

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AP Applications: How to Prepare for Domain 2: Managing an Organisation

AP, DP and Principal Applications

The second in the series for experienced teachers applying for positions in management roles in their school or beyond - looks at how you can outline your experience managing an organisation.

If you have extensive experience behind you, over the years - you may have facilitated various initiatives, mentored many new staff in the school and adapted to many curricular changes. So, how can you succinctly and effectively communicate these management competencies in yo…

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