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Coaching the NQT - Our online opportunity to focus on how to move from mentoring to coaching

This online event looks at how coaching can have a transformational effect on performance and for the aspiring, new or recently qualified teacher can have an impact on how they develop as independent and innovative teachers. This virtual training course looks at how to create a culture where mentors learn how to give non - judgemental feedback that is based on self - evaluation and the use of expert questioning techniques, influencing strategies and powerful active listening skills. The nature of this course over two weeks gives those who attend the opportunity to practice coaching and to reflect on how these new skills impact on their relationships with colleagues and their NQTs.

A new framework is being produced by OFSTED linked closely in style to the handbook for schools that came out in September 2019.  The Initial teacher Education inspection framework and will be in use from September 2020.

The spotlight is on how schools ensure their student teachers and NQTs have the right start and will develop into excellent and outstanding teachers who will want to stay within the profession. OFSTED and ESTYN in Wales are looking for evidence of high quality support, feedback and stretch and challenge. Coaching provides a superb framework for developing the mentoring skills of those who nurture NQTs and then turning them into coaching skills so that they develop as highly effective, independent and confident practitioners.

OFSTED say:-

"Inspectors will meet NQTs where possible and may wish to observe lessons given by NQTs. In doing so, inspectors should give consideration to the fact that NQTs have less experience than other teachers, but must assess the effectiveness of the support and professional development put in place for NQTs and other teachers who are in the early stages of their careers, particularly in dealing with pupil behaviour."

"This must include the quality of mentoring and what the school has done to support their development in areas for improvement identified by initial teacher training providers. Inspectors should discuss how NQTs are supported by the school in managing pupil behaviour."

The latest OFSTED Inspection Handbook 

This event will:-

  • Provide those who mentor with a range of coaching skills that will help them support their NQTs evaluate their own performance, build awareness of how they can improve and guide them towards setting their own learning goals and targets
  • Reflect on the differences between mentoring and coaching and focus on how moving from a mentoring role to a coaching role can have a significant impact on building confidence and managing change
  • Focus on the qualities of a successful teacher and the pedagogies they employ in the classroom and how mentors can influence and empower their mentees towards delivering consistent high quality lessons that deliver sequential and progressive learning opportunities through the use of highly effective pedagogy and assessment strategies
  • Examine the principles of learning in relation to the recent emphasis on the curriculum and how it is planned and delivered across all subjects and phases
  • Build in a review of how formative assessment can be aligned to coaching skills and support high levels of challenge for pupils from across the learning spectrum
  • Allow time for delegates to share their next steps and practise their coaching skills and techniques with others

Who should attend?

Managers with responsibility for teaching and learning and the mentoring of newly qualified teachers or those with only a few years experience. Aspiring managers and those professionals who want to learn coaching techniques to support the development of inexperienced, new or trainee teachers and those who are part of a drive to embed a coaching culture across the whole school. Also for those in school who deliver CPD and would like to develop the skills of a coach to support further training back in school.

The Coaching team

We have a team of highly qualified coaches with a background in education. Coaching is integral to how we plan and prepare for delivery of all our events. We work closely together to refine the programmes we deliver and constantly update them to reflect changes to the curriculum, assessment and the demands of the inspectorate. We believe that those who attend our training should have a good understanding of how the learning will be used back in school and what the individual is aiming to achieve in ensuring they are able to share and cascade to others and measure the impact on whole school, team or individual performance. You can find out more about the team by going to the about us page on our website.

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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