An Interview Into School Leadership

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How many jobs have you applied for and been unsuccessful? And at what stage were you unsuccessful, on application or at interview?

What would be your 3 top tips for teachers when applying for senior leadership position? In this post I share mine.

If we really want to correct the fault in our stars, then we need to address the underlying causes behind our shortcomings. Objectively, reviewing your own performance is not easy, especially when the bruises of a failed application are still so raw! (Kelly Long)

School Leadership:

When faced with rejection it is inevitable that you will feel frustration and that can quickly turn into feeling like a failure!

This interview was recorded by @Inspiration4T. In the podcast, I reflect and discuss on my journey through school leadership. I explain my experience of adversity in the face of redundancy, experiencing first-hand the challenges of the senior leadership and the application process. You can find more about interviews in other posts here.

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Listen below as I share my key takeaways on stepping up into senior leadership;

  • My background
  • Why @TeacherToolkit?
  • Why social media?
  • The challenges as a school leader
  • The challenges for education.

Listen:

In this interview I offer my experience and advice to support you in your pursuit of senior leadership. I provide you with three essential tips when applying for roles in senior leadership.

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(Recorded in August 2015)

If you would like to share your experiences or contribute to the discussion on applying for senior leadership positions, I would welcome your comments below for readers to use in the lead up to the job-season.

Thank you to Kelly Long of Inspiration for Teachers; read the blog here.

TT.

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In 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account in which he rapidly became the 'most followed teacher on social media in the UK'. Today, he is currently a PGCE tutor and is researching 'social media and its influence on education policy' for his EdD at Cambridge University. In 2015, he was nominated for '500 Most Influential People in Britain' in The Sunday Times as one of the most influential in the field of education - he remains the only classroom teacher to feature to this day ... Sharing online as @TeacherToolkit, he rebuilt this website (c2008) into what you are now reading, as one of the 'most influential blogs on education in the UK', winning the number one spot at the UK Blog Awards (2018). Today, he is slowly building an online community of teachers ... In 1993, he started teaching and is an experienced school leader working in some of the toughest schools in London. He is also a former Teaching Awards winner for 'Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School, London' (2004) and has written several books on teaching (2013-2018). Read more...

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