An Interview: Getting Into School Leadership

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Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit in 2010, and today, he is one of the 'most followed educators'on social media in the world. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the '500 Most Influential People in Britain' by The Sunday Times as a result of...
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How many jobs have you applied for and been unsuccessful?

In this podcast, I reflect on and discuss my journey through school leadership. I explain my experience of adversity in the face of redundancy, experiencing first-hand the challenges of senior leadership and the application process.

What are your top tips for job applications?

When faced with rejection, you will inevitably feel frustration, and that can quickly turn into feeling like a failure!

Listen as I share my key takeaways on stepping up into senior leadership. I discuss:

  1. My teaching background
  2. Why @TeacherToolkit?
  3. My work on social media
  4. The challenges as a school leader and,
  5. The challenges for education.


Listen to the podcast (38 minutes)


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)


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