Julia felt prepared in the run up to her leadership interview.

Before Julia came to me, she felt disorganised and unsure of how to plan for her leadership interview. She had gathered lots of resources and questions from others and online but she felt that her planning was ‘all over the place’ before our session.

Our mock interview clarified a lot of big points for her - Julia learned to focus on the point that she was trying to make and to move away from long-winded stories. She got clarification and further personal insights and used them with confidence in her interview.

Julia placed second on the panel and moreover, she is very proud of her interview performance. She is continuing to grow and develop personally and professionally.

St Mary's Primary School now have new ICT ideas for SSE and School Improvement

St Mary’s Primary School had discussed the Looking at Our School 2022 document for SSE and Recruitment purposes but they lacked ideas and clarity on how to make practical changes to improve their school.

Upon downloading it - they had many 'aha moments'. The simple questions in the survey - helped them to pinpoint ways in which they could change. One of the ways involved developing a new team to to improve ICT on a larger scale across the school. This was simple - when they learned of ways teachers were using ICT in their classrooms. 

Megan secured CID.

Megan felt that having a professional review of her CV and cover letter was the last investment she would make in her teaching career. Her objective was to secure a permanent contract and having been from contract to contract in the past, she was ready to give it her all.

Shortly after her CV review with me, Megan was invited to an interview for an RPT contract. The interviewing principal said “your application stood out”. 

Next, she worked with me for her re-interview preparation. Her mock interview tips gave her confidence and support going into the interview. She is very happy in her new role now and feels reassured that she has job security at last.

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