Coaching plays a key part in supporting the current education agenda. This book is both broad in range and specific in detail. It helps school leaders explore how coaching relationships can lead to increased attainment and capacity for learning, benefitting both education professionals and the young people in their care.

The chapters cover: models and types of coaching; specific frameworks for coaching; the impact of coaching on personal and professional development; how coaching can impact on raising attainment; how coaching can improve teaching and learning.

Written by experienced educators and coaches, this book provides insight for all those involved in school leadership. Analysis of case studies involving professionals working in early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings highlights what makes coaching effective. Further reflection shows how coaching and learning are inextricably connected. Clear explanations of coaching models and tools enable readers to expand their own range as coaches.

Sarah Gornall is a Leadership Coach and the Director of Coaching Climate. Mannie Burn works with Best Practice Network and as an independent coach in schools

Where Next?

Where next?

In this chapter we will look:

  • Back at key lessons so far
  • Practicalities of implementing coaching in your school or setting
  • Where coaching might go next in the education world

Coach So here we are at the final chapter. Lessons learned?

Mannie It's been quite a journey. We've both learned a lot, not least because we started off with different assumptions and had to unpack these.

Coach What's the parallel process for the reader, I wonder?

Sarah We hope readers have learnt about the benefits that coaching can bring, and how to develop their own coaching skills and implement coaching in an organisation. Maybe they've had to question a few assumptions as well.

Coach Anything missing?

Sarah Lots I expect! We hope people will feel stimulated to go away and read ...

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