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

Impact of Coaching on Personal and Professional Development

Impact of Coaching on Personal and Professional Development

Impact of coaching on personal and professional development

In this chapter we will look at:

  • The impact of coaching on school leaders and teachers
  • A case study of one headteacher's personal journey
  • Evidence from headteacher coaching projects in Bristol and Devon
  • The impact of coach training on teachers, their relationships and their practice
  • Research by the National College into the impact of coaching on emerging leaders

Coach So what are the headlines in this chapter?

Sarah I think we show that coaching releases people's potential, helping them to grow, widening their awareness, challenging their habits of mind and behaviour and taking them to another level.

Mannie For me it's that coaching can help people become more authentic as leaders, teachers and colleagues.

Sarah It empowers them to ...

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