This 2-hours course will introduce participants to knowledge and skills that underpin both coaching and mentoring. We will establish the differences and similarities of coaching and mentoring and consider where they might be best positioned within your own setting and role. The webinar will provide you with an opportunity to develop your own coaching skills as a leader and begin to develop your coaching strategy for your school.
A theoretical and practical exploration of leadership coaching. Participants will work through online training activities, practical activities and written reflections to develop their understanding of coaching leaders. We will work to develop and practice those skills that are essential for coaches. The course will also provide additional models that coaches may use to enhance their client’s development and performance. Participants will also understand and be able to apply the important principles around contracting, ethics and supervision as they seek to embed coaching in their own setting. The course is designed to improve leadership at all levels but can be scoped to include coaching at all levels, including the coaching of teachers and support staff.
‘Moving from feedback to feed forward’ (Cult of Pedagogy, accessed 2019).
Whether your school’s approach to improving teaching and learning seems to be working well, or team members are progressing inconsistently as a result of a teacher development process or programme not yet fit for purpose, using instructional coaching can support your whole team to develop a high quality, embedded approach to developing the quality of teaching and learning across your school using some simple techniques. Open questioning, active listening, careful observation skills, and a culture of professional discussion for improved performance all equate to a developed team, developed capacity and developed teaching and learning for your students. This course will support you in implementing and embedding an instructional coaching approach in your school and will provide you with valuable resources do to this effectively. This course is part of our ‘Leading Learning– Establishing an Effective cohort of Lead Practitioners’.