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Coaching the NQT - Going beyond mentoring to foster outstanding pedagogy

NQT teachingThis 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 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.

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.

All our events are centrally located. Registration and refreshments are available from 9.30am for a 10.00am start, and we will finish around 3.30-4.00pm. We always provide lunch.

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "Lots of learning, really interesting and looking forward to developing this approach" Deputy Headteacher form Leeds
  • "A great training session, very clear and valuable for our school". Teacher from a school in Manchester
  • "A very insightful and informative day into coaching". Headteacher from a school in London
  • "I really enjoyed the training, it has provided me with a good insight into coaching and how to practically apply in school". Teacher from a school in Birmingham
  • "An excellent day and very informative. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic". Assistant Headteacher from a school in Chester
  • "A worthwhile course with good examples and handouts of how to develop the role of the coach" Headteacher from a school in Kent
  • "A really enjoyable day which was very informative. I feel much more confident about going back to my school after this" Teacher from a school in Bristol

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  • "Lots of learning, really interesting and looking forward to developing this approach" Deputy Headteacher form Leeds
  • "A great training session, very clear and valuable for our school". Teacher from a school in Manchester
  • "A very insightful and informative day into coaching". Headteacher from a school in London
  • "I really enjoyed the training, it has provided me with a good insight into coaching and how to practically apply in school". Teacher from a school in Birmingham
  • "An excellent day and very informative. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic". Assistant Headteacher from a school in Chester
  • "A worthwhile course with good examples and handouts of how to develop the role of the coach" Headteacher from a school in Kent
  • "A really enjoyable day which was very informative. I feel much more confident about going back to my school after this" Teacher from a school in Bristol
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