There has never been a more important time to introduce coaching as the conduit for managing a future that shines a light on learning for everyone in the education sector.
Leaders can learn the skills that will empower them to instil confidence, self-belief and a shared commitment to look to the future and not dwell on the past.
Middle leaders, subject leaders and pastoral leaders can use coaching to create professional learning communities where they can work closely with their teams to assess learning, progress and well-being for both the teacher and the learner and anyone else who has been a part of creating successful outcomes over the past year.
Coaching fosters a shared commitment to excellence where individual teachers share with others their successes, their learning and their goals for future development opportunities. There needs to be a catalyst to make sure that there are opportunities for all staff to come together to share their experiences, talk about what they have gained from having to teach in a very different way and how this change will impact on how they manage learning and their learners moving forward to a new normal.
Coaching creates a foundation that will foster the right culture for positive professional learning conversations that will inspire innovation, provide solutions for how to make curriculum changes or build bridges for those who have gaps in their learning. The infrastructure for change is much clearer where coaching forms the basis for new beginnings. It gives all staff a sense of belonging, where they can share their successes and feel safe in revealing their fears and concerns.
Coaching is about trust; it is non-judgemental and above all it is about creating the right strategies for continuing professional learning. Now is the time to choose coaching as the strategy for a learning culture that will lead to excellence for all. See below an example of how you might create a coaching culture. The full range of our coaching courses are listed underneath the chart.
- An Introduction to Coaching – Two live webinar sessions – Defining the principles of coaching and learning the skills and attributes of a coach
- Coaching and the Pastoral Role – Two live webinar sessions to focus on how to use coaching to build confidence, foster well-being and improve behaviour
- Coaching for Subject Leaders – Two live webinars – Enhancing the role of the subject leader to to empower their teams to implement a deep and rich curriculum
- Coaching for Teaching Assistants and Support Staff -Two live webinar sessions that encourage co-operation, collaboration and reflection
- Coaching the NQT – Two live webinar sessions for those who mentor NQTs to learn how coaching and positive feedback techniques ensure successful outcomes for all
- Coaching to Create a Culture of Positive Mental Health – Two live webinar sessions – Defining a range of strategies to ensure the well-being of staff and pupils is protected and nurtured
- Coaching Towards Outstanding Teaching and Learning – Two live webinar sessions to look at how coaching is a pedagogy that delivers outstanding learning and teaching
- Leading a Coaching Culture – Becoming a coach and leading the development of professional learning communities for educators
- Leading from the Middle – Two live webinar sessions to learn how to use coaching to influence change, build outstanding teams and foster innovation
- Working with Parents / Learning with Parents – creating partnerships to enhance home learning