Are you looking for practical advice on establishing a coaching programme in your school? This toolkit guides you through the process of setting up and running an effective coaching practice, using examples from a school that has actually done it successfully. The book answers the following questions:- how do you choose your coaches? - how do you train them well? - how do you present coaching as good professional development for all staff? - how do you embed coaching into everyday practice? - how do you evaluate its impact? Accompanied by a CD Rom containing tried and tested photocopiable resources to use in your setting, the book offers all the practical materials you will need.This book is an ideal resource for anyone looking to establish a coaching programme in their school.

Getting Started

Getting started

In this chapter we will look at:

  • practising your coaching skills
  • how to establish the ground rules for coaching
  • conducting a coaching conversation
  • how to give feedback on an observed lesson.

Practising your Skills

We are assuming that as somebody working in a school, who is about to embark on some work as a coach, you will have received some training in the skills and principles behind coaching as outlined in the previous chapters. Perhaps ...

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