Coaching for Success

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Coaching in schools provides a cost effective, sustainable approach to improving the quality of teaching. Coaching provides a highly effective, low cost and personalised CPD Programme which encourages teachers to take responsibility for their own development. We have used coaching at St Michael’s to maximise the performance of our teachers and develop outstanding teaching.

Join us on our Coaching for Success course to find out how coaching has become an established part of our school culture. Use coaching to create an open and honest ethos where leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and admin staff are given the time and opportunity to help solve their own problems.

Conference Overview

Find out how a primary school has developed a coaching model to support professional development of the staff team.  During the day you will find out:

  • Why coaching is important to your school
  • Why it is worth investing in coaching.
  • What coaching is
  • How we have implemented coaching and what it could look like for you

Benefits of attending

  • Discover how to use coaching as a highly effective tool for professional development
  • Find out more about how coaching can become part of a school culture for professional development
  • Understand the specific skills needed to be an effective coach
  • Watch coaching in action and have the opportunity to take part in a coaching session
  • Find out about a school based model for coaching including the day-to-day practicalities
  • Take away strategies for introducing coaching into your school

What do our teachers say about our coaching programme?

“Coaching has been a lifeline to me. Whether as part of a coaching triplet, or within SLT, I know that I can be open, honest and say how it is without fear of judgement.”

“Coaching is a treasured opportunity to reflect on my own practise and work collaboratively.”

“Coaching has had impact on our whole school. It has deepened relationships, fostered trust in a risk taking adventure. Honest relationships mean that difficulties are not hidden and can be resolved.”

“Coaching has helped me to deepen specific areas of my teaching. It is not just a quick fix but an ongoing process. It has supported me to take risks without feeling judged.”

What are externals saying about our use of coaching?

“Staff reflect continually upon their practice, which is supplemented with by a highly effective coaching programme.”

St Michael’s School OFSTED Report 2016 – Outstanding

“As a result of coaching, there is a culture of continuous improvement and this is used to provide personalised development for all staff. This is very effective.”

Wiltshire School Improvement Framework – Challenge and Support Programme

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for Head Teachers and leaders with responsibility for supporting the professional development of staff

Your course leaders

The course will be led by the Senior Leadership Team at St.Michael’s – Judith Arkwright (Head Teacher) and Ben Everitt (Deputy Head Teacher).

As leaders they are committed to using research to bring about continuous school improvement and have gone on to introduce and lead training on coaching with the Marlborough Primary Heads Group.

Coaching has been an instrumental part of the school’s journey.  They have developed a highly successful programme through the introduction of the coaching model, leading training and embedding it within the professional development for all staff.  They have led training for NQTs, experienced teachers, TAs, HLTAs and admin staff.

Our school & coaching

St. Michael’s is a dynamic, happy, high performing school where a ‘Lifetime Love For Learning’ is lived out each day. Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and driven by research.  we want to share some of the approaches and initiatives which lead to our success.

Our coaching journey started following the report ‘What makes great teaching’ published by The Sutton Trust.

‘A recurring theme in the research is the need to create a culture of trust and challenge in schools to enable professional learning of teachers to prosper. In the most successful schools, the leaders provide direction and support but also trust their staff and encourage creativity, innovation and a degree of risk-taking.’ Dr Lee Elliot Major, Chief Executive of The Sutton Trust

This programme has become an established part of our school culture. It has created an open and honest ethos where leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and admin staff are given the time and opportunity to help solve their own problems.

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