Coaching the Early Career Teacher – Going beyond mentoring

This course is delivered as a live webinar.

How will this course benefit you?

This event looks at how coaching, in particular Instructional Coaching can have a transformational effect on performance for the aspiring, early career or recently qualified teacher.

We look in detail at the Early Careers Framework and how this in synergy with the Teachers’ Standards provides a foundation for high quality teacher development in the early stages of their career.

We show how developing coaching skills provides a superb framework for mentors to slowly develop in their mentees self-confidence, resilience and reflection that leads to excellence in pedagogy and learning.

What will be covered in the course?

  • Provide those who mentor with the coaching skills to support their ECTs towards self-improvement and guide them towards setting their own learning goals and targets
  • Reflect on the differences between mentoring and coaching and how moving from a mentoring role to a coaching role will impact on building confidence and managing change
  • Focus on the qualities of a successful teacher and how mentors can influence their mentees to consistently deliver high-quality pedagogy that has an impact on learning 
  • Examine the principles of learning in relation to the recent emphasis on the curriculum and how it is planned and delivered across all subjects and phases
  • Build in a review of how formative assessment can be aligned to coaching skills and support high levels of challenge for pupils from across the learning spectrum

Who is this course for?

  • Mentors and aspiring mentors with responsibility for teaching and learning and the mentoring of early career teachers or those with only a few years’ experience
  • Aspiring managers and those professionals who want to learn coaching techniques to support the development of inexperienced, early career or trainee teachers and those who are part of a drive to embed a coaching culture across the whole school

How much will it cost?

First Delegate

£295 +VAT

Second or Subsequent Delegate Price

£245 +VAT


Morning Sessions (9:00am – 12.00pm)

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Wednesday 28th September 2022

Twilight Sessions (2.00pm – 5.00pm)

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Thursday 8th December 2022


  • A very useful day, lots to take back and implement in my role as a mentor for our developing teachers
  • Lots of learning, really interesting and looking forward to developing this approach more with our young teachers
  • The best course I have attended, invaluable advice and guidance on how to focus on learning and development of our new teachers
  • A very insightful and informative day, I now understand the very important difference between coaching and mentoring
  • An excellent day and very informative. The trainer was extremely knowledgeable and very enthusiastic