ILM coaching and mentoring training for teachers and headteachers
We specialise in coaching in education in many ways, mainly by providing coach training for teachers, headteachers, advisers and managers, and train the coach trainer programmes for teachers. We find that teachers and educationalists naturally possess very highly developed and innate communication skills, and of course the ability to deliver coach training themselves. In our experience, anyone involved in teaching discovers an easy natural affinity with coaching methodology and its applications with their students, colleagues and parents. Our ILM accredited coaching and mentoring training for teachers and headteachers provides a recognised qualification and essential practical leadership skills. Coaching skills training not only enhances teaching skills but brings about an improvement in all communication skills, faculty teamwork and leadership.
- Specifically designed for head teachers, teachers, and educational leaders
- Structured to be practical and to embed the skills for the long term
- Uses best practices, proven methods and novel learning techniques that are refined and shaped by feedback from hundreds of attendees from schools and educational institutions all over the world
Coach Training for Teachers: the Performance Coach Training for Schools course
The Performance Coach Training for Schools course is divided into two or more modules over a period of weeks or months. Between the modules, participants are paired up and given structured assignments in order to practise their skills in a supportive learning environment.. This builds confidence and fluency, enabling participants to embed the new skills and use them naturally in the workplace once they have completed their accreditation.
The style of our coach training is ‘learning by doing’. It is a very practical approach in which participants have the opportunity to observe and practise live coaching sessions about issues arising in their workplaces and to receive constructive and personalised feedback from our trainers and from one another.
We are committed to ensuring that the impact of our interventions with your school or university is captured in a way that is meaningful to you. We work with participants to develop methods that meet their specific requirements and give them the information that they need throughout the programme.
All modules are specially tailored with examples relevant to your school or university. Participants observe live demonstrations and coach each other practically on real issues currently occurring in their workplace. We are skilled at integrating our programmes into your existing teaching and leadership models so that your investment in any prior learning and training is retained.
Culture at Work is an approved Centre for the ILM, the leading UK awarding body for general and specialist management and leadership qualifications. Its awards are internationally recognised.
Train the Coach Trainer for Teachers
Through our Train the Coach Trainer for Teachers program, your school can develop its own excellent trainers and license our Performance Coach Training for Schools programme to deliver in-house.
Entry level is accreditation on the Performance Coach Training for Schools programme described above, and the Train the Coach Trainer for Teachers course will go on to train your teachers to deliver the Performance Coach Training course in your school themselves, to pupils, teachers and managers.
Your teachers learn how to deliver coach training by acting as apprentices as our trainers deliver courses to your faculty. Your trainers are encouraged to incorporate their own ideas and styles of delivery. We also provide a full script of the training course, for reference and as a blue-print so that your in-house delivery does not
stray too far from the original principles.
This is how we train our own new trainers and however qualified and experienced they are, they report that attending our coaching course is stimulating and provides a good refresher plus some new material.
Structure of the Performance Coach Training for Schools Train the Coach Trainer course:
1. Candidate attends the Performance Coach Training for Schools course as a participant and gains accreditation
2. Candidate attends a second Performance Coach Training for Schools course as an assistant trainer, mainly observing our trainer and mentoring participants, and receives pre and post course half hour sessions from our trainer at each day of training
3. Candidate attends a third Performance Coach Training for Schools course delivering approximately 50% of the modules and receives pre and post course half hour sessions from our trainer at each day of training
4. Our trainer assesses whether candidate is ready to be accredited as a trainer or needs to attend one or more further courses.
5. Candidate attends one mentor call within one month after completion of each of 1, 2 and 3 above.
6. To complete accreditation candidate provides:
- A log showing 100 hours of one to one coaching delivered since first attending the Performance Coach Training for Schools course (use of coaching skills in meetings does not count).
- A reference from two coachees confirming that candidate has completed a series of coaching sessions lasting at least 6 sessions over at least 3 months.
- A confirmation from candidate’s coaching supervisor that candidate is attending
supervision sessions of at least one hour per 15 hours of coaching (supervisor must be a practising and accredited coach, though not necessarily by us).
- An account of the main learning candidate has obtained from each of the 4 books on the book list (300 words per book).
- A Case History of a series of coaching sessions delivered (1000 words).
- A discourse on coaching in the workplace (in your case in schools): the benefits, the challenges and how it can be achieved (1000 words).
- Refresher training six months after accreditation as a trainer.
Comprehensive materials are provided including:
- a manual with full script for delivery of the Performance
- Coach Training for Schools course
- a copy of the slides
- a PDF of the student manual.
Generative Thinking Programmes for team building, change management, and leadership integration.
As well as providing coach training for teachers, our facilitators are experienced in providing proven structures for drawing out ideas for change management, team-building, school amalgamation and integration projects. We support you in developing your existing teams, creative, innovative ideas and embedding proven leadership skills. Generative Thinking Programmes can be conducted during a half day or over several weeks or months of combined meetings, skills training and leadership development coaching.
For Case Histories of coaching in education click on the titles below:
English Schools Foundation Hong Kong: creating a coaching culture
Gordano School Portishead: creating a coaching culture
North Somerset Coaching Partnership: creating a coaching culture
Canterbury Schools: Facilitation Day for change management in amalgamating two schools into one
Alice Smith School, Kuala Lumpur (KLASS)
Video: Client Testimonial – KLASS
Click on the logo below to see participants in our ILM coach training course at Alice Smith School in Kuala Lumpur discuss their experiences of attending the course and putting coaching principles into action.