The Teacher in Classroom 21

HEADTEACHER: The best job in school with Jill Berry

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Join your host James Simms and special guest Jill Berry in Classroom 21. Jill is an educational consultant, Doctor of Education and expert in the process of senior leaders making the progression to headship. Jill is the author of Making the Leap: moving from deputy to headship. Jill is a key advocate of the #womenED movement.

Our conversation with Jill moves from the joy of headship to the barriers that senior leaders face when “making the leap” to the importance of supporting women with the unconscious barriers that they face when transitioning to senior leadership. Importantly, James and Jill also discuss the crucial importance of health and wellbeing for headteachers and senior leaders and why being a model for a balanced life is so, so important.

This is an essential listen for all aspiring heads, headteachers in post, and for all teachers wishing to develop awareness of wider educational issues and rhythms.

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