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Coaching Towards Outstanding Teaching and Learning - Cascading excellence, fostering collaboration and defining the pedagogy for learning

coachingtowardsoutstaandingCoaching can help to embed a culture of excellence and improvement across a whole organisation. Coaches can have a significant impact on influencing transformational change as part of planned continuing professional development focus or where policy changes require organisational and curriculum reform. The use of coaching as a powerful pedagogy in the classroom can significantly improve teaching and create opportunities for pupils to be more reflective, motivated and independent and lead to higher levels of progression and achievement.

This event gives teachers from across all phases, subjects and key stages an opportunity to learn important coaching skills that are synonymous with those one would expect to see from an outstanding lesson or series of lessons. The day is highly interactive and the learning profound.  We create the opportunity for teachers to talk about learning, to share their examples of best practice from their own experiences and focus on their own strengths and learning agenda as part of their quest for continuous improvement. 

"This has been without doubt the best CPD I have ever received, thank you for an inspirational day." A Science teacher and Assistant Head

 
The spotlight is firmly on the quality of teaching and learning and the need to ensure that there is a synergy between the curriculum and how knolwedge and skills are woven within subjects and across all learning.

The new OFSTED handbook for September 2018 does not have any significant changes to it. Two of the grade descriptors for the effectiveness of leadership and management state;

"Leaders and governors use high quality professional development to encourage, challenge and support teachers' improvement".

"Staff reflect on and debate the way they teach. They feel deeply involved in their own professional development. Leaders have created a climate in which teachers are motivated and trusted to take risks and innovate in ways that are right for their pupils"

ESTYN in Wales observes that coaching has a significant impact on creating the right dialogue that leads to consistent, sustainable strategies for change.

This event provides those who attend with an opportunity to learn and practice the skills and attributes needed to become a coach including influencing, questioning and active listening skills. We give delegates time to reflect on how to use coaching to support individual teachers to reflect on their practice, deepen their understanding of outstanding pedagogy and focus on and look closely at how coaching can be implemented as part of a quest to remain or become an outstanding school. We have revised the content to include a focus on how deep and rich questioning in the classroom is an integral part of the focus on formative assessment which is a very important aspect of the current advice on the most effective methods to use when assessing learning with pupils.

The day will include:-

  • An in-depth review of what is meant by outstanding or excellent teaching and learning and what inspectors or observers want to see as evidence in the classroom of high quality learning and teaching
  • An opportunity for teachers, observers or managers to reflect on their own practice or where they observe practice to deepen their understanding of what an outstanding lesson looks like
  • A focus on the skills of a coach including influencing, questioning and active listening skills and how these can influence change and excellence in teaching and learning
  • A review of a range of active and participative pedagogies and how participants use these in practice to create a culture of deep learning and highly effective formative feedback using rich questioning techniques
  • An interactive look at learning and the metacognition that builds pupils deeper understanding of how they learn, how they remember and how they deepen their understanding
  • An opportunity to practice coaching techniques and apply them in the context of peer to peer observation, feedback and a structured commitment to self and peer evaluation and whole school improvement
  • Identifying ways to apply coaching skills in supporting the development of a strategy that will cascade ideas, resources and a dialogue that leads to a culture where outstanding practise is consistent across the whole school

There is an opportunity to join an online forum for delegates who attend so that as each individual embarks upon a coaching programme in their relevant school or college he or she can seek support, share experiences, ideas and resources and belong to a community of practising coaches.

Who should attend?

Managers with responsibility for supporting the staff development of experienced and newly qualified staff and those with responsibility for performance management that reflect the new policy changes. Aspiring managers, outstanding and good teachers and those professionals who want to learn coaching techniques to support the development of their team. Sometimes teachers and their support teams come to the training together to take back their learning in order that they can collaborate more effectively in the pursuit of outstanding learning and teaching. Take advantage of our second delegate rate if you want to send more than one delegate to the event.

We can also offer this event for groups of staff or the whole school as an INSET.

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

  • "Excellent!! I am nervous by very excited. Sandra's experience was invaluable. Great that it was tailored to our needs" Headteacher form Birmingham
  • "This has been the most useful training course I have ever attended. The practical approach, the links to research and the focus on learning are all so relevant to me. "Head of Teaching and Learning from a primary school in Luton.
  • "An inspirational day, I have so much to use in my own role and to share with others back in school. It was good to have time to reflect and evaluate on my own "grow" and how I can use my learning with my colleagues" Subject Leader from a Secondary School in Middlesex.
  • "The most important aspect of today for me was the expert guidance from the trainer on how to implement in coaching as a CPD strategy in school, also the excellent exploration on links to pedagogy." A Head of CPD from a School in Jersey.
  • "An excellent days training, a vast range of handouts and great practical activities."  An Assistant Principle from a primary academy in London.
  • "Fantastic days training!!!" The day has given me a better understanding of what coaching means and the impact it can have on school improvement". Lead Practitioner from an all through school in London.
  • "A very insightful and informative day.  It has given me a lot to think about". A Phase Leader from Middlesex.
  • "A very valuable and useful day.  Expert knowledge and a wealth of training handouts".  Head of Operations at a Local Authority, Cardiff.
  • "A positive learning experience. Full of amazing ideas. The trainer was able to incorporate some explicit examples linked to our setting".  A Head teachers from a special school in Bristol
  • "A worthwhile course with good examples and handouts of how to develop the role of the coach".  Foundation Phase Leader from a Primary School in Coventry.

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  • "Excellent!! I am nervous by very excited. Sandra's experience was invaluable. Great that it was tailored to our needs" Headteacher form Birmingham
  • "This has been the most useful training course I have ever attended. The practical approach, the links to research and the focus on learning are all so relevant to me. "Head of Teaching and Learning from a primary school in Luton.
  • "An inspirational day, I have so much to use in my own role and to share with others back in school. It was good to have time to reflect and evaluate on my own "grow" and how I can use my learning with my colleagues" Subject Leader from a Secondary School in Middlesex.
  • "The most important aspect of today for me was the expert guidance from the trainer on how to implement in coaching as a CPD strategy in school, also the excellent exploration on links to pedagogy." A Head of CPD from a School in Jersey.
  • "An excellent days training, a vast range of handouts and great practical activities."  An Assistant Principle from a primary academy in London.
  • "Fantastic days training!!!" The day has given me a better understanding of what coaching means and the impact it can have on school improvement". Lead Practitioner from an all through school in London.
  • "A very insightful and informative day.  It has given me a lot to think about". A Phase Leader from Middlesex.
  • "A very valuable and useful day.  Expert knowledge and a wealth of training handouts".  Head of Operations at a Local Authority, Cardiff.
  • "A positive learning experience. Full of amazing ideas. The trainer was able to incorporate some explicit examples linked to our setting".  A Head teachers from a special school in Bristol
  • "A worthwhile course with good examples and handouts of how to develop the role of the coach".  Foundation Phase Leader from a Primary School in Coventry.
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