Looking for new ways to use coaching and mentoring techniques for the benefit of staff and pupils in your school?
The Essential Guide to Coaching and Mentoring is the resource you need to help build a powerful leadership team in your school through accessible and practical strategies that really bring the principles of coaching to life for teaching professionals at every level.
This second edition of Judith Tolhurst's coaching manual provides a lively introduction to using coaching with both staff and pupils in schools and will become a powerful learning tool to help build the leadership capacity of your staff and help your pupils become confident learners.
Steeped in real school settings and using current examples, case studies and coaching conversations, this book can advance your professional development by:
equipping you with the tools you need to help the staff you lead or for use with the children you are working with
honing your interpersonal skills and bringing elements of coaching everyday conversations
encouraging reflection on your personal learning and progress
supporting staff and children in your school to grow through the use of coaching and mentoring techniques
Judith Tolhurst is a highly respected coach in the field of education. She currently runs a successful coaching practice working with school leaders and also trains school leaders and staff in coaching skills. She has over twenty seven years of experience within education having held many leadership roles in a variety of settings including headship. She is committed to developing the potential of staff in schools and believes wholeheartedly in enabling schools to build their own leadership capacity. She currently delivers a range of programmes for the National College as well as her own courses. She currently works with school leaders coaching them around leadership issues and providing support. Judith runs a company called Coachlamp www.coachlamptraining.co.uk which is committed to bringing coaching skills and practices to schools.
Chapter 1 What is coaching? Chapter 2 The essential skills of coaching Chapter 3 The coaching process Chapter 4 How to develop a coaching culture in your school Chapter 5 Coaching to make a difference Chapter 6 Coaching and performance management Chapter 7 Coaching and middle leadership Chapter 8 Coaching and strategic development Chapter 9 Coaching the team Chapter 10 Coaching and distributed leadership Chapter 11 Using coaching and mentoring techniques with children