#Find_TTkit_A_Job *UPDATE* by @TeacherToolkit

@TeacherToolkitIn 2010, Ross Morrison McGill founded @TeacherToolkit from a simple Twitter account through which he rapidly became the ‘most followed teacher on social media in the UK’. In 2015, he was nominated as one of the ‘500 Most Influential People in Britain’ by The Sunday… Read more about @TeacherToolkitFor those of you who follow my blog or movements on Twitter, you will be fully aware of this post in February 2013 in which I published my intentions of moving away from London, to Scotland. The purpose was to use Twitter as my eyes and ears in the job-hunting process; to alert me of opportunities, whilst remaining professional and private (in terms of applications) with my pursuits.The intention was always to participate in the application and recruitment process; but use social-media as a forum to connect with colleagues and schools across the UK; and more specifically, schools 500 miles north of London. Potentially creating a small group of colleagues who would share job-advertisements with me… Six months later, this is starting to happen.The long-term plan: To find a Deputy Headteacher job or similar; in a secondary school in Scotland. Ideally within 30 miles of any major city. Ideal locations are Dundee; Stirling; Perth and along the coast to Aberdeen. For full details of what I hope to achieve, plus updates from January to June 2013 – specifically with the registration process with the GTCS, please click here and skip to the bottom of the page.Latest update:During my visit to Edinburgh on Friday 12th July, a letter for my wife dropped through the letterbox. I then posted the following tweet.Click to view the conversationUnbeknownst to me, the GTCS were opening the BELMAS Annual Conference 2013 – of which I was attending later that day. What transpired, was a Twitter-conversation with @GTCS_Tom (Tom Hamilton), who is responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of the Council’s educational policy and leads the Council’s Education team. Click here.It caused a little fuss to say the least!https://twitter.com/TeacherToolkit/statuses/355748121025843201Well, I am glad to report, that I did meet Tom Hamilton at BELMAS. We shook hands and had a brief conversation during the leadership conference. What I did state to Tom was three clear and important points:I was born and educated in Scotland.I do believe teachers should be qualified to teach and that registration is vital for the profession.BUT, not at the expense of a registration process that is pedantic and a hair-splitting process that is not only incessant, but potentially off-putting.Final decision:Needless to say, I can now announce the following:Arrived in June 2013Thank you to all those who have supported my online campaign to move north! The hard work starts here… #MyEdHunt / @MyEdHunt:As a spin-off to these various posts and my registration process; @MrLockyer and I curated @MyEdHunt which is a (Beta) job-hunting revolution, offering a forum for schools & teachers to head-hunt their own employment! You can register your details here · rocketstart.me/EduProNet or simply tweet your job-seeker advert to @[email protected] – Tweet your advert to #MyEdHuntTweet your job-seeking or vacancy requests to #MyEdHunt for free.Related articles51.50853-0.12574Related

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