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Making The Leap From Deputy (Vice-principal) to Head (Principal) With Dr Jill Berry

Teach Middle East Podcast

Are you a Middle Leader who is looking to make the leap from deputy to head? Then this episode of the Teach Middle East Podcast is for you. In this episode, Leisa Grace talks with Dr Jill Berry who actually wrote the book on a subject.  Making the Leap - Moving from Deputy to Head' (Crown House, 2016).In this episode, we delve deep into what it takes to be a successful headteacher. We also look at why it is not the best role for everyone, and Jill offers her best tips on how headteachers who are new to the role can avoid some of the traps and pitfalls. Bio:Dr Jill Berry taught for 30 years, initially as a secondary English teacher. She has been a head of English, head of sixth form and deputy head and was a headteacher for ten years. Since 2010 she has completed a Professional Doctorate in Education, worked as an associate for the National College for Teaching and Leadership and carried out a range of leadership consultancy work.Additional Resources:Making the Leap - Moving from Deputy to Head' (Crown House, 2016): https://www.crownhouse.co.uk/making-the-leap'Imperfect Leadership', Steven Munby (Crown House, 2019): https://www.crownhouse.co.uk/imperfect-leadership'Putting Staff First', John Tomsett and Jonny Uttley (John Catt Ed, 2020): https://www.johncattbookshop.com/putting-staff-first'The Unexpected Leader', Iesha Small (Crown House, 2019): https://www.crownhouse.co.uk/the-unexpected-leaderThe four-week online 'Leading an Independent School course' (suitable for UK and overseas schools because basically asynchronous) - for aspiring Senior Leaders and Heads in the independent sector: www.leadinganindependentschool.wordpress.comTEDx talk: 'Take a second look - bring out the best in yourself & others'  (2019): https://www.ted.com/talks/jill_berry_take_a_second_look_bring_out_the_best_in_yourself_and_othersHMC and GSA courses for aspiring heads on Zoom/face to face: https://hmcpd.arlo.co/w/courses/524-preparing-for-headship-tuesday-9-november-2021/617; https://gsa.uk.com/event/aspiring-to-headship-2/Connect with Jill: #WomenEd: https://womened.org/My Twitter: https://twitter.com/jillberry102 My blog: https://jillberry102.blog/ Teach Middle East Magazine is the premier magazine for educators and the entire education sector in the Middle East and beyond. Our vision is to equip educators with the materials and tools they need, to function optimally in and out of the classroom. We provide a space for educators to connect, find inspiration, resources and forums that are aimed at enhancing their teaching techniques, methodologies and personal development. We connect education suppliers and service providers to the people who make the buying decisions in schools. Visit our website https://linktr.ee/teachmiddleeast. Tweet us: https://twitter.com/teachmiddleeastFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/teachmiddleeast/

1hr 3mins

26 Sep 2021

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The Courageous Couch with Dr Jill Berry, Author of Making the Leap - Moving from Deputy to Head

Courageous Leadership

Courageous Couch episodes are a little longer and go a little deeper. Former head teacher, researcher and now education consultant, Dr Jill Berry has a voice of integrity and depth in the education space and that voice is heard loud and clear on Twitter and on the Courageous Couch. Relax and enjoy x 


21 Jun 2021

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Jill Berry, Adatree - Female FinTech Leader

Fintech Chatter

Rebecca Schot-Guppy talks to Jill Berry of Adatree about her nominations for Female FinTech Leader and Emerging FinTech Leader at this years Finnies.Thanks to Seedspace for Sponsoring Female FinTech Leader.Thanks to GoCardless for sponsoring Emerging FinTech Leader.Launch, Scale, Innovate Leaders in Fintech Executive Search and Recruitment


19 Oct 2020

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Bank to the future: Jill Berry, Co Founder and CEO of Adatree (Ep 16)

Bank to the future with Chris Titley

Episode 16 was with Jill Berry, CEO of Adatree, a company involved with Consumer Data Rights Solutions. Jill talks about Open Banking, what it is, the use cases, the industries involved, the customer experiences that can occur, as well as her background with Tyro and Volt Bank.


27 Aug 2020

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Bank to the future: Jill Berry, Co-Founder & CEO of Adatree (Ep 16)

Morgans Financial Limited

Episode 16 was with Jill Berry, CEO of Adatree, a company involved with Consumer Data Rights Solutions. Jill talks about Open Banking, what it is, the uses cases, the industries involved, the customer experiences that can occur, as well as her background with Tyro and Volt Bank.


27 Aug 2020

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Jill Berry

Shooting Azimuths

Dr Jill Berry is a former headteacher and author of "Making the Leap: Moving from Deputy to Head". In this episode, Jill talks about her experience as a head; shares her pearls of wisdom about transitioning to a leadership position within a school; discusses the benefits and challenges of undertaking a doctorate in education; chats about her involvement in WomenEd; and explains why she thinks workload is the number one problem for teachers and school leaders.--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/josepicardo/support


5 Jul 2020

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Making the leadership leap with Dr Jill Berry

Naylor's Natter Podcast 'Just talking to Teachers'

This week on Naylor's natter in association with the Teacher Development Trust I am in conversation with Dr Jill Berry.  Jill taught for 30 years carrying out seven different jobs in six different schools after beginning her teaching career as a secondary English specialist .  Since leaving headship in 2010, she has worked as an Associate for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, carried out a range of educational consultancy work and completed a part-time Doctorate in Education, researching the transition from deputy headship to headship. Jill has been involved in #WomenEd, a network designed to support aspiring and serving women leaders in education, since its inception in 2012. She has conducted academic research on the development of the initiative with Dr Kay Fuller from Nottingham University; spoken at several #WomenEd events, and contributed a chapter to the #WomenEd book: ‘10% Braver – Inspiring Women to Lead Education’ (Sage 2019).  Jill is an advocate for the opportunities presented by social media for networking and professional development, tweeting @jill berry102 and blogging jillberry102.blog I discuss with Jill: Could you tell listeners about your story? 30 years teaching, English specialist, 6 schools, masters, deputy headship and headship In difficult turbulent times in education and the world, why would anyone want to make the leap into leadership? Do good teachers automatically make good leaders? Should good leaders always be promoted out of the classroom? Should experience be a factor in any promotion or does enthusiasm count for more than knowledge? What are the key principles for anyone who is thinking of applying for leadership or headship? Having been appointed to a new position in a different school, what are the challenges of the period between appointment and formally taking up the role? People talk about the crucial first 100 days in a new job, what are the challenges of the early months in post? Once you become established in the new leadership position , how do you move beyond being the new leader? How important is the ECF in recognising the leadership role of mentors and coaches Her book, ‘Making the Leap: Moving from Deputy to Head’, was published by Crown House . TDT Section  In the TDT section , Maria and Ian talk about the transformational power of the CPD audit and the bespoke guidance given to schools . This work is something that I am fully involved in . Maria also talks about the TDT framework and the potential for enhancing subject specific CPD , she uses examples from very effective schools in this area.  In the shameless plugs section: I am delighted to have become a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching , This is something that means a huge deal to me and I am so appreciative of the opportunity to highlight the work of the College. I feel passionately that as a classroom teacher , I have a voice to influence the future of our profession. Thank you also to TeacherTap for featuring my blog  'A Routine Matter' last week. I really enjoy writing and I must find time to write more, I really appreciate the recognition as I know how picky they are. Thanks also to Phil Brown for his input here. Lead Learn Lancs draws ever closer , 12th October . You can see me (if you want to) in session 1 talking about how we are using research and evidence to change culture in schools.  rED Blackpool has now tipped over the 600 ticket mark and we may have to start thinking about capping this so stay tuned! Dame Alison Peacock next week. 


4 Oct 2019

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Episode 15 - Dr Jill Berry and the characteristics of effective middle leaders.

The School Leadership Podcast

Jill is the former Head of Dame Alice Harpur School in Bedford.  Since leaving headship in 2010, she has worked as an Associate for the National College for Teaching and Leadership, carried out a range of educational consultancy work, and completed a part-time Doctorate in Education. In her new book, ‘Making the Leap: Moving from Deputy to Head’, Jill offers practical advice on how to take the ultimate step in school leadership. James talks to Jill and in an extensive two part interview picks up some fascinating observations and pointers.


20 Jul 2018

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HEADTEACHER: The best job in school with Jill Berry

The Teacher in Classroom 21

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.

1hr 11mins

16 Jun 2018

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Jill Berry on Headteacher supply and why Heads need to be teachers – PP114

Pivotal Podcast

We had a great conversation this week with Jill Berry. A teacher for more than 30 years, Jill is former senior leader and headteacher of state and independent schools, has worked for the National College for School Leadership, is currently doing educational consultancy work and has just finished a part-time Doctorate in Education. She also spends ‘a disproportionate … Continue reading Jill Berry on Headteacher supply and why Heads need to be teachers – PP114 →


2 May 2016