Not only is it a bit of craic but it is a fantastic way to promote healthy habits, build leadership skills, emphasise team work and improve social skills.
A great day for everyone, as long as the rain stays away right?!
Okay so we’ve all been there – a job post comes up on your screen that you hadn’t seen before and the deadline is that day!
You quickly rush the application to get it in before 3pm and pray to Beyonce (she’s like God, right?) that it’s acceptable!
50% of female teachers would consider leadership in education in Ireland. (March 2021)
“I’m still waiting to hear back from them, it’s been 5 days now since the closing date though. Is there any chance I could hear back from them at this stage?” Does this sound familiar? For NQTs and those moving schools – they all face a similar fate when applying for jobs each year.
Niamh Cullen is principal of Grace Park Educate Together.
Niamh has also worked with newly qualified teachers for many years. She trained as a mentor with the National Induction Programme for Teachers in 2007 and has mentored teachers in all school settings and classes. Niamh is an Associate with NIPT and facilitates induction workshops, Cluster Meetings and PST Training.
In the summer of 2019, I applied for jobs as an NQT for the first time. It was daunting and nerve wracking.
As you may know by now, I’ve recently announced that I am moving to teach in Dubai in the UAE this August. I had planned to begin my teaching journey in the UAE in September of last year, however, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, things didn’t go to plan!
My name is Elaine and I am the Principal of a school in Galway and the owner of the company EK Interview Preparation. I am a busy mom of 7 amazing children. I love my job – both the teaching and the leadership role.
As teachers, we all know that preparation is key. Planning and preparation are among the core qualities of an effective teacher. Interview preparation is no different and there are a number of reasons for this.
This 25 minute activity allows teachers to reflect honestly on their strengths and areas of development professionally.
Take the time to sit down with a pen and paper and get your thoughts organised.