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

Models and Types of Coaching

Models and types of coaching

In this chapter we will look at a range of models and frameworks for coaching:

  • Solution-focused coaching and the link with appreciative enquiry
  • Action-orientated and behavioural coaching
  • Coaching to shift deep-seated habits of mind and thought
  • Psychological models of coaching
  • Choosing between different coaching approaches

Coach What's the essence of this chapter?

Sarah It's about expanding people's repertoire as coaches and offering choices.

We'll describe a number of coaching models that are appropriate for different circumstances, and some frameworks to use.

Coach Why use frameworks at all, when you say that relationship and following the trail are so important?

Sarah They can help us give shape to a coaching session. Keep us on track. Help focus the person we're working with.

Mannie They can be very useful ...

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