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PTSP Coaching Training; Monday 2nd October 2017


  • To train secondary teachers to confidently coach all teachers
  • To ensure colleagues across the partnership of schools hold a shared and common understanding of the principles and skills involved to coach effectively
  • To highlight key issues with respect to coaching any teacher and explore possible solutions
  • To consider how to structure coaching in respective institutions in order to maximise its impact



1 day course

Date: Monday 2nd October 2017, 8.30am – 3.15pm

Price: £50 to partnership schools / £100 to non partner schools

Venue: Penrice Academy, Charlestown Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 3NR

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Prior coaching experience of staff attending:

  • Some with prior experience, some with none
  • Any formal training received probably happened a few years ago
  • Some have more up to date mentoring training + experience
  • Coaching practice in partner schools probably largely piecemeal

Coaches from partner schools will have dedicated timetabled time to coach from September 2017

Coaching to be targeted specifically at specific staff


Structure of the day

Session 1: The Principles of Coaching – 1 h

  • Principles of coaching
  • Subtle but important differences between coaching and mentoring
  • Points to consider for staff operating both roles
  • Consider types of coaching suitable for staff wanting more bespoke CPDL

Session 2: The Skills and Attributes of an Effective Coach – 1½ hrs

  • Developing the key but deceptively simple skills of listening, questioning and offering feedback
  • Conducting a personal skills audit – where are you now, how do you develop further?
  • Refining your coaching techniques: tips and suggestions
  • Responsibilities and accountabilities

Session 3a: Coaching Models and Structures – 1¼ hrs

  •  Structuring a coaching conversation
  • 45 min practice session:
    • Either: delegates work in triads to coach each other on their coaching skills, with the observer feeding back to the coach strengths and areas for further development.
    • Or: delegates work in pairs in a role play situation, where one is coach and the other a teacher resistant to change. 20-30 min coaching followed by discussion with another pair about what it was like to coach such a teacher and what it was like to be coached.
  • Developing effective strategies to ensure feedback is received and acted upon constructively by the coachee.

Session 3b: Coaching Models and Structures – 1 hr

  • Different coaching models known to delegates, key ones used largely in schools. What works, issues, possible solutions
  • Pros and cons of the main models. How to make some models more effective
  • Selecting a coaching model and programme suitable for staff wanting more bespoke CPDL
  • Balancing confidentiality and trust with the need to evidence impact

Session 4: Pitfalls and solutions. Action planning – 1 hr

  •  Reasons why coaching sometimes does not deliver – solutions
  • Considering challenging scenarios delegates are likely to encounter, or have already encountered. Exploring potential solutions
  • Action planning – taking it all back to school