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Coaching for Learning

Who is it for?

This programme is for teachers who have already begun exploring coaching or would like to be introduced to ways of making coaching work for you.  Delegates will need to be open and willing to self-reflect and engage in conversations with other like-minded professionals.

What will it deliver?

The programme enables participants to reflect and clarify their current reality. Then, by exploring experiences and feelings, establish a way to help themselves and others. The scaffolding used to support this thinking can be modelled and adapted to meet the needs of you, your learners and the wider organisation.

What will it do?

The aim is to enhance your understanding of coaching and help you find ways to make it work for you and your pupils.

What does it involve?

A day of activities and discussion exploring the potential of coaching to enhance teaching & learning.

Content includes:

  • What makes a good coach?
  • What coaching is and what coaching is not
  • Questioning techniques and the words used
  • Body language and voice control
  • Methods to prompt self-reflection and strategies to enable students to see things from different viewpoints
  • Developing confidence in celebrating success
  • Methods to establish rapport and trust of another

Who will deliver the programme?

This programme will be delivered by Landau Forte Teaching School Alliance colleagues who are fully qualified coaches (National College).

Liz O’Mara – Divisional Director of Learning

Director of Learning at Landau Forte College Derby, Liz’s responsibilities have included leading the College Derby Specialism, working across a number of subject areas including Business, Art, Design and Engineering Technology; Learning Coach Programme, which includes staff and student learning coaches. An “inspirational teacher who uses innovative practice to inspire and coach both colleagues and students…”  Graded as ‘Outstanding’ in a Section 5 inspection by Ofsted with particular commendation in the overall report.

Liz is a highly skilled facilitator and coach who inspires students and staff to enhance their learning.

How do we know it works?

“The opportunity to work with a range of different colleagues on powerful coaching was really fantastic”

Key Stage 3 Coordinator of English

“Having time to stop and reflect on what makes an effective coach and learner was excellent, a really inspiring session”

Tutor of Physical Education