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Leading a Coaching School – an online course developing a culture of collaboration, shared learning and positivity

There has never been a more urgent reason to develop a coaching culture than the situation school and college leaders find themselves in now.

This online version of our highly acclaimed course for leaders delivers the same level of high quality training that our offsite courses offer.

We know that It is the expertise within the leadership team that will have to support all staff to work in very different ways. We focus on the skills that will be invaluable in creating a culture where staff feel motivated, find opportunities to share and collaborate and can be innovate in their approach to challenging learners to work, achieve and progress during their time away from school or where they are in school without many of their peers.

The most impressive and successful way to ensure that all staff including middle and subject leaders, teachers and support staff can work cohesively at this time is through coaching.  Creating a coaching culture will have a significant impact now and on wider school improvement, staff morale and learning and achievement once normality returns.

The principles of coaching are useful in developing successful appraisal systems where teachers and their line managers work in synergy to ensure that goals and objectives are agreed, there is a culture where there is no such thing as failure and there is a clear focus on what is working well rather than what is going wrong. Many teachers may not be able to meet their objectives as a result of the current crisis and coaching can help to tease out where there have been successes and how individuals can build on those as part of their appraisal.

Where coaching is at the heart of a whole school or college CPD strategy individual teachers, managers and support staff have more opportunities to engage in professional dialogue, share their practice and learn from each other. Starting to learn how to coach during this time will be valuable as a springboard to managing all staff when schools reopen their doors to all learners.

The day will give senior leaders:-

  • An opportunity to focus on the proposed changes to how school leaders review their approach to determining 'the quality of education' and how developing a rationale and creating ambitious curriculum goals can be translated into effective strategies for professional development and performance management
  • Time to reflect on the vision for continuous improvement, including the pivotal role of middle and subject leaders who will be responsible for disseminating and delivering changes to how the curriculum is delivered to create high quality learning outcomes
  • A focus on the strategies that will support leaders to review current good practice, introduce new ideas and build a strong whole school consensus as to how coaching can be embedded as part of working together to ensure high quality learning is consistent across the whole school
  • A chance to learn some coaching skills including deep and rich questioning techniques, active listening skills and influencing skills that fundamentally mirror the qualities of dynamic leadership
  • A framework for planning a whole school or college programme that will help to define the vision, builds on what currently works well and sets out a clear stepped plan for implementation
  • A range of coaching models and strategies to take back to share and disseminate to others
  • An opportunity to use the learning from the day to share ideas in coaching triads and practice some coaching skills

Expectations in the new OFSTED handbook that fundamentally mirror the good practice that is embodied in the definition of a coaching culture

Have a look at testimonials for this course here

  • "the extent to which leaders focus their attention on the quality of education provided by the school".
  • "the alignment of continuing professional development for teachers and staff with the curriculum and the extent to which it develops teachers' content knowledge and teaching content knowledge over time, so that they are able to deliver better teaching for pupils".
  • "the extent to which leaders create coherence and consistency across the school so that pupils benefit from effective teaching and consistent expectations, wherever they are in the school."

Prices:

First Delegate:

£150 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£125 +VAT

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What else

Have a look at our latest newsletter: CPD in a Virtual World - online learning for educators

For the forseeable future online learning is the way forward. We are developing two pathways to support staff in schools and colleges both in the UK and internationally

We currently have six programmes that sit on a MOODLE platform where a school or college can buy the course to use with their teams or with the whole staff. 

We are also offering a range of our courses for individual staff using a ZOOM interface where a member of staff can access training for themselves.  These standalone courses that provide the delegate with an opportunity to learn with a trainer on a given date or dates."

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Have a look at our latest newsletter: CPD in a Virtual World - online learning for educators

For the forseeable future online learning is the way forward. We are developing two pathways to support staff in schools and colleges both in the UK and internationally

We currently have six programmes that sit on a MOODLE platform where a school or college can buy the course to use with their teams or with the whole staff. 

We are also offering a range of our courses for individual staff using a ZOOM interface where a member of staff can access training for themselves.  These standalone courses that provide the delegate with an opportunity to learn with a trainer on a given date or dates."

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