Dr. Jill Berry, former headteacher, author & educational consultant, discusses her 2016 book, Making the Leap: Moving from deputy to head. Jill also talks about her lifelong interest in literature and the teachers who were so important in encouraging her to pursue her love of writing. In a wide-ranging discussion, Jill talks about the importance of reading in an age of digital distraction, as well as providing a brief overview of the three short novels she has recently written. Jill also focuses on the importance of being resilient and learning how to manage inevitable disappointment, not only in terms of getting your first book published but also when it comes to landing your first headship. This is an uplifting episode with lots of practical tips and advice for our listeners.