Coaching Skills for Leaders

Starting: January 22, 2018 | 9:00am - 3:00pm

This intensive two day training course is to introduce coaching skills and techniques with the aim of developing the widespread use of these skills.

This course is hosted at Sandringham School, St Albans (please note the change of venue from Roundwood Park School) and consists of two concurrent sessions which run from 9.00am to 3.00pm on the following dates:

  • 22nd January 2018
  • 23rd January 2018

Who is this course for?

This course is for middle and senior leaders, including support-staff team leaders, or leaders of the future.

  • Anyone who is looking to develop their coaching skills; perhaps to lead more effectively themselves or to unlock the full potential of individuals in their teams, or whole school
  • Anyone who is looking to develop their repertoire of coaching skills to support other colleagues to develop or improve performance; developing coaching as a whole school culture to underpin their entire CPD programme

What are the objectives or outcomes?

This course will develop the skills and habits of school leaders, or future school leaders, so that they can:

  • Widen the use of coaching skills in their school
  • Spread the use of coaching in line-management meetings, pupil meetings, and their wider leadership practice
  • Develop all colleagues through the widespread use of coaching techniques
  • Reduce school CPD costs overtime as participants will become best equipped to deliver all key CPD

Areas of focus

The final programme will be made available at the start of the course, however the course will include:

  • An introduction to coaching, including the core skills
  • Coaching goals and questioning
  • Coaching techniques
  • Implementation at a whole school level

Meet the facilitators:

Alex Gray is an Assistant Head at Roundwood Park School. Her role involves working in partnership with a Herts partner school to improve teaching and learning. A former Head of Music, Alex became a Professional Coach in 2011.

She leads the coaching team and the practice of coaching through the school. She has seen the benefits of establishing and developing a coaching culture to improve staff CPD in each of the schools.

Laura Davies is a Head of MFL at Roundwood Park School. She has been a Professional Coach at the school since 2011 and has shaped the development of a coaching culture at Roundwood Park.

She is committed to her MFL outreach work in her role as an SLE, having established a successful primary support group in the local area. She believes that coaching skills are key to developing staff at all levels.


What did others think?

“Possibly the most thought provoking, reflective inset I have done. Fantastic and thanks.”

“The course has helped me to think about how to get others to understand what they can do to change the way they work to become more effective.”

“Well planned course which was well balanced in terms of info/theory and practice. Great skills for all staff – roll into all schools!”