Coaching - Foundation Course

Date & Time: Session 1 of 2
Tuesday 21 May 2019
08:30 - 16:30

Session 2 of 2
Wednesday 22 May 2019
08:30 - 16:30
Event Format: Workshop
Venue: Wellington College
Event Cost: For all four sessions (you need to do all four to complete the course):
WCTSP members: £176
Non members: £220
(includes supper & refreshments)
Event Focus Categories: Coaching
Leading in Education
Target Audience: All teachers, middle or senior leaders interested in adding an empowering communication technique to their toolkit, as well as skills to increase students', colleagues' and parents' personal awareness, confidence, fulfillment and self-sufficiency.
Event Description:

What is Coaching?
Coaching is one of the most powerful tools for unlocking natural abilities. It offers tools and resources to increase pupils', colleagues' and parents' personal awareness, confidence, fulfilment and self-sufficiency. This approach leads to greater independence and long-term resilience. Not only does it support the performance, leadership and independent learning of pupils, coaching enhances teachers' performance in the classroom by providing tools and frameworks for self-reflection and feedback. Additionally, coaching as a communication tool develops stronger relationships between staff, developing a more supportive and collaborative culture

As a participant you will learn to use coaching as an empowering communication and development technique. This promotes self-awareness, personal responsibility and action in yourself, your colleagues, your students and others.

The course features hands-on training emphasising participation and practical experience. You will have had opportunities to coach, be coached and receive coaching feedback. By the end of the course, we hope you have gained an understanding of how to use basic professional coaching skills in a variety of contexts.

Event Outcomes:

Those who take this course learn to:

  • Use coaching effectively to communicate with and empower their coachees.
  • Listen more effectively; ask more powerful questions; develop ownership and accountability; clarify values, motivations and conflicts; change perspectives.
  • Demonstrate effective foundational coaching skills applied to a variety of environments.
  • Understand the difference between coaching and other types of helping, the benefits of each, and when to use each of them
Course Leader 1: Iain Henderson (Deputy Head, Wellington College)
Iain has worked in both the state and independent sectors. He has been a Head of Year and a Housemaster, an Assistant Head and is now Deputy Head at Wellington College with responsibility for Educational Developments and Partnerships. One of his main responsibilities has been to develop, embed and support a coaching culture across the whole school, and the Wellington family of schools, which includes state and independent schools in the UK and internationally. He would also like to bring this to the Wellington College Teaching School Partnership.

He has trained in coaching with CTI and Graydin, and has already successfully delivered coaching training to over 250 teachers.
No of Participants: 18
SPONSOR/PARTNER Wellington College
Wellington College