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

Making the Culture Change

Making the culture change

In this chapter we will look at:

  • Key points from case studies above in relation to organisational impact
  • Reflections on cultural change and what it involves
  • Two case studies of schools which have taken different paths to embed coaching
  • Pointers and considerations for developing a coaching culture

Coach We've nearly got to the end of the book – just one more chapter to go … why culture change at this stage?

Mannie Well, we've talked about what coaching is, the benefits and how to do it – with the models and so on – but there's a another question we think is important for schools, which is what does it all look like on a bigger scale?

Sarah We've seen something of the impact that ...

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