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Coaching and Mentoring for Teachers

How to get the very best out of the school team

Course Details

Coaching and mentoring is concerned with enabling people with their learning and development, and improving their performance. It is about helping another to create their future. It is achieved through mutual respect, support, accountability, challenge and encouragement between the people involved. It brings mutual and tangible professional benefits to ALL involved – both leadership and staff - including improved levels of performance, knowledge, skills, management, leadership, commitment, confidence and motivation.

In this course you will learn effective tools, techniques and tips for effective coaching and mentoring within your school team.

This course will cover:
The role of mentor, coach, counsellor, trainer – what’s the difference.
The benefits of a mentor/coach approach for both the senior leadership team and staff, including peer-to-peer coaching and mentoring.
The characteristics of an effective mentor/coach.
The practical skills of the mentoring and coaching process.
The application of the skills of good mentoring and coaching, including effective questioning, listening and giving feedback.
The impact of different thinking and learning styles on the mentoring/coaching process...
Course Date Wed 11 Oct
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience All Teachers and SMT
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £100

Course Tutor

Mark and Nikki between them have many years’ of supervisory, leadership and director level experience, including staff CPD training. Nikki was a fast tracked graduate for a national bank, by her late 20s becoming one of the youngest female directors in the bank’s history, and then chose a radical career change into medicine, health and wellbeing. She currently practices at a well known clinic in Glasgow, as well as running her own private consultancy business. ‘Dr Mark’ has worked in colleges and schools since 1987, and is well known for his inspiring and novel science and maths pupil shows and teachers’ CPD, as well as his teachers’ books, CDs and DVDs about science and maths. Mark and Nikki have also both researched and trained in the practical applications of the cognitive and behavioural sciences, including cognitive coaching and mentoring.