Coaching and Raising Attainment in the classroom
Coaching builds strong leaders, steadfast teams, reflective teachers who want to continually learn and develop and pupils who are resilient and strong in the face of many challenges, false starts and adversity. If we start to look forward and believe in ourselves as a profession, we will make a difference for all our staff and our learners. Standing still and wringing our hands in despair is not an option, so galvanise your troops and look to the power of coaching to help to bring about change that will be so successful no inspector, politician or commentator will be able to find anything but praise for our unstinting dedication to learning.
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Coaching has the potential to change lives. It is an approach that applies to all sectors from early years through to post 16 and beyond. Coaching is a non-judgemental, non-directive way of creating a culture of positivity where all staff and pupils feel they are an integral part of the journey towards the vision for continuous and enduring improvement. Coaching builds positive partnerships, cohesive teams and fosters classrooms full of innovation, self-belief and deep learning. Research underpins and reinforces our unstinting belief in the power of coaching to make an incredible difference. Read Rachel Lofthouse’s conversation about coaching and research. It is on Mary Myatt’s website.
Make a difference this academic year
This academic year is the time to focus on how developing a coaching culture across your school or college will make a lasting difference to the well-being and achievement of all staff and pupils. Here are some of the reasons why coaching can make such an impact to how individuals, teams and those we educate.
Coaching skills and attributes for learning, well-being, attainment and achievement
Coaching is a leadership skill where leaders can find the space and the time to think with a critical but positive and non-judgemental ally. Coaching plays a powerful part in creating cohesive teams that work together in a solutions-focused way. Coaching is a pedagogy where teachers use highly effective coaching skills to create a classroom that is all about learning and where learner voice is integral to ensuring pupils know how they are learning as well as what they are learning.
Coaching skills and attributes include:-
Coaching and the future of high quality teaching and learning
Reading the press, following twitter and other social media platforms and listening to colleagues across the profession it is easy to become despondent about the current situation in education. Funding is uncertain, wages remain insulting, the cost of living is catastrophic and the haemorrhage of staff prematurely leaving the profession is too worrying sometimes to even think about. But dwelling on the negative won’t do anything to change the situation.
Coaching to build positive futures – positivity not negativity
The result of two and a half years of disruption, uncertainty, illness and the inevitable loss of continuity to learning for staff and pupils alike is a fact. As a coach of many years standing I am, some would say, annoyingly optimistic, sitting in my ivory tower writing this post. However, we all educate, we all foster learning, we all look after the well-being of our pupils, our colleagues and we are a vital part of the local and wider community. If we fall into a pit of despair, then where does that leave any of us.
Be ready for the challenge. It is through the power of positive and professional conversations that we give individuals time to think, reflect and define their goal for self, team and organisational continuous improvement. Coaching builds the confidence that allows us to believe in how it is possible to make a significant difference to our communities of learners.
So what next in your journey towards a coaching culture:-
Start your coaching journey with Learning Cultures. We are the leading provider of coaching training for the education profession. Give me a call 01746 765076 or 07974 754241 or email me firstname.lastname@example.org.
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