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Coaching from the Middle - How to influence change, build outstanding teams and lead innovation

leadershipSuccession planning is a critical tool in creating the right staff to ensure sustainable and long term outstanding school leadership and management. We have drawn on a range of models and best practice examples to bring together a middle leadership programme that will build capacity and will support the middle leadership team in their current role. This one day event is meant as a starting point from which middle leaders can begin to develop a range of coaching skills that they can use with their teams to deepen their skills and understanding of the power of coaching. This event will stand alone or can be used as the beginning of a journey towards accreditation or provide a springboard for further training opportunities from Learning Cultures.

From the latest OFSTED Handbook for Schools

"Inspectors will judge the effectiveness of the quality of continuing professional development for teachers at the start and middle of their careers and later, including to develop leadership capacity and how leaders and governors use performance management to promote effective practice across the school."

"Inspectors will the judge the effectiveness of the rigour and accuracy of self-evaluation and how well it leads to planning that secures continual improvement."

In Wales the National Leadership Development Board echo what ESTYN are looking for when they say:-

"We believe that the long term solution lies in building a self improving schools system, in which schools are enabled and empowered to lead their own improvement and to take collective responsibility for the improvement of other schools".

What will the day consist of:-

  • A focus on the qualities and skills of a leader and an opportunity to reflect on the difference between management and leadership
  • An opportunity to begin to develop a deeper understanding of the skills and attributes of a coach and how these can support the development of a range of highly effective leadership attributes
  • Time to reflect on the differences between coaching and mentoring and how a deeper understanding of both can have a significant impact on the role of the line manager in the context of supporting others to change
  • A discussion and time to share thoughts on individual strengths that are synonymous with effective leadership and team building and how to acknowledge these as well as recognising gaps and how through positive collaboration and time for learning these can become strengths
  • Learning some coaching skills and techniques that are highly effective in the quest to manage change, look for continuous improvement and build collaborative and cohesive teams that work together to deliver the goals and objectives linked to the school's vision for success
  • Planning time to look in detail at how a coaching approach will be beneficial in delivering a specific goal or managing change in a particular situation
  • Coaching practice using a coaching model that can be taken back into school to support further coaching opportunities linked to a planned programme of personal and professional development

Who should attend?

Middle leaders who are looking to build their leadership skills in order to take the next steps towards leadership. Heads of Department who would like to use the coaching skills to develop their line management skills to empower individuals within the department to develop or to manage change. Pastoral leaders who can also develop their skills in leading a team and begin to focus on a leadership role.This event will also be useful for those in the organisation who have responsibility for staff development and who would like to develop their own skills as coaches to take this model back into school. 

Prices:

First Delegate:

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price:

£245 +VAT

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What our clients say about this course

  • "This has been a really useful day, lots to learn that was different and very useful resources to take away.  The aims were clear and the whole day exceeded my expectations." Deputy Headteacher from a large comprehensive school in Manchester
  • "Very inspiring and useful, I was so impressed with everything particularly feeling more confident about knowing how I can apply coaching to real situations." An assistant head from a free school in Leicstershire
  • "Today has been brilliant and highly effective. I really enjoyed working with such an interesting group of people and the trainer was excellent in her delivery." A Head of Department from a school in Airedale
  • "A really useful and positive day.  Lots of personal and professional reflection that I can use straight away back in school. Thank you for the resources they are exceptional." A Headteacher from a primary school in Brighton
  • "An excellent and valuable course.  Opportunity to practice the activities before taking back to school".  Head of Classics in Leeds
  • "Very excited to be implenting everything I have learnt today".  Faculty Leader from a College in Leeds
  • "Been able to discuss very specific coaching problems and to formulate particular soloutions.  I have personally benefitted from this course and I will be implenting the training I have been given immediately".  Lead Practitioner from London
  • "Genuinely an informative and useful day.  On self reflection it is also confidence building.  Outstanding, yet simplistic questioning skills and allowing reflection time".  Head of Year from South London
  • "A very effective experience, learning about coaching and understadning the key principles of what coaching is".  Head of Computing in Cambridge 
  • "Seeing how the coaching cycle can be put into practice and thinking about questioning has been extremely useful".  Teacher from Secondary School in Norwich
  • "A valuable days training, extremely benefical and will be embedding what has been learnt upton return to school.  The activities and handouts have been very informative and helpful".  Faculty leader from Nuneaton 
  • "Super days training.  Have learnt a lot about how to imput everything into future practise in school".  Teacher from school in Birmingham 

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  • "This has been a really useful day, lots to learn that was different and very useful resources to take away.  The aims were clear and the whole day exceeded my expectations." Deputy Headteacher from a large comprehensive school in Manchester
  • "Very inspiring and useful, I was so impressed with everything particularly feeling more confident about knowing how I can apply coaching to real situations." An assistant head from a free school in Leicstershire
  • "Today has been brilliant and highly effective. I really enjoyed working with such an interesting group of people and the trainer was excellent in her delivery." A Head of Department from a school in Airedale
  • "A really useful and positive day.  Lots of personal and professional reflection that I can use straight away back in school. Thank you for the resources they are exceptional." A Headteacher from a primary school in Brighton
  • "An excellent and valuable course.  Opportunity to practice the activities before taking back to school".  Head of Classics in Leeds
  • "Very excited to be implenting everything I have learnt today".  Faculty Leader from a College in Leeds
  • "Been able to discuss very specific coaching problems and to formulate particular soloutions.  I have personally benefitted from this course and I will be implenting the training I have been given immediately".  Lead Practitioner from London
  • "Genuinely an informative and useful day.  On self reflection it is also confidence building.  Outstanding, yet simplistic questioning skills and allowing reflection time".  Head of Year from South London
  • "A very effective experience, learning about coaching and understadning the key principles of what coaching is".  Head of Computing in Cambridge 
  • "Seeing how the coaching cycle can be put into practice and thinking about questioning has been extremely useful".  Teacher from Secondary School in Norwich
  • "A valuable days training, extremely benefical and will be embedding what has been learnt upton return to school.  The activities and handouts have been very informative and helpful".  Faculty leader from Nuneaton 
  • "Super days training.  Have learnt a lot about how to imput everything into future practise in school".  Teacher from school in Birmingham 
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