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

The Process of Coaching: Being, Having and Doing

The process of coaching: Being, having and doing

In this chapter we will look at:

  • The being, doing and having of coaching – coaching essentials
  • The competence ladder in coaching
  • Ways of preparing for coaching so you stay in focus
  • Building trust, rapport and presence
  • Two case studies of adults coaching children

Coach From what you tell me, we're about to look at how to be a coach … what would you like my role to be?

Sarah A bit more of the same … keeping us focused and helping us get clarity.

Mannie Encouraging us and being a positive presence.

Coach OK. So, some doing and some just being…?

Mannie Yes, that intangible thing, the quality of your attention, helps us to think things through.

Coach Thank you ...

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