The Leadership Coaching Skills Programme

Dr Paul Simmons‘’Paul has worked in partnership with Hawkley Hall High School over a number of years. During this time he has had significant impact upon the growth of highly effective leaders throughout the school, as well as the development of a robust coaching culture which underpins the school’s ethos and success.’’

– Miss Jo McGoran – Head of School

Dr Paul Simmons Director, Independent Coaching Paul has been a teacher, governor, examiner and County Adviser for schools. He has over twenty-five years experience of leadership development with head teachers and senior leadership teams. He has worked extensively as a Registered Inspector of Schools in England. At the University of Manchester, he headed up the research and development of coaching for leaders in education. Paul is an experienced Executive Coach, working with directors, head teachers and executive heads. He is a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Who is it for?

This programme is for head teachers and senior leaders who are expected to coach staff as part of their job description or leadership role, as well as for those who want to develop a coaching culture in school.

What will it achieve?

By the end of the programme you will understand:

  • how leadership coaching can accelerate professional learning;
  • how leadership coaching can help find a way through issues and challenges which at first seem insurmountable;
  • how we can develop new insights and approaches to our own work and how we can help others to do the same.

What does it involve?

Days 1 & 2: you will gain a clear understanding of the key principles and styles of coaching and essential coaching skills of a leader.

Day 3: you will further develop your coaching as a learning strategy for school improvement.

You will learn through tutor modelling and observation, through first-hand experience of working with a coach and through guided and carefully structured skills development in small groups.

To find out more information and also fill in an application form please select the following link:

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