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

Coaching Tools and Activities

Coaching tools and activities

In this chapter we will look at some tools and activities for coaching:

  • Coaching wheel
  • Using drawing and diagrams
  • Tactile prompts
  • Changing chairs
  • Visualisation
  • Affirmations and anchors

Coach We've already had a chapter on models and types of coaching. What does this one add?

Sarah We've mentioned some coaching tools as we've gone along, so it seems a good idea to describe them in more detail with a couple of examples of what they might look like in practice.

Mannie They're quite flexible and you could use most of them in dedicated coaching, or alternatively to support a coaching approach to teaching.

Coach Most of them?

Mannie Some of them are easy for people to use from an early stage in their coaching, like the coaching wheel, for instance. ...

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