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Advanced Coaching Programme for School Leaders

Event Code
Exeter Consortium and TSA
Exeter Racecourse, Kennford
Event Tutors
Various Speakers
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Target Audiences
Assistant Heads, Deputy Heads, Headteachers/Principals, Leaders/Managers, Middle Leaders, School Business Managers, Senior Leaders
target audience
Event Types
Training Course
Event categories
Teaching and Learning / Leadership / External Training
Headteacher Support, Leadership
Event description
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An ILM approved programme in coaching techniques to enhance your leadership and enable you to develop others effectively, embedding coaching practice into your school culture.

- Understand behavioural preferences to improve your self-awareness
- Understand simple human psychology using cognitive behavioural models
- Refine coaching skills and knowledge using three coaching models
- Practice coaching approaches and methodologies
- Know on how to best utilise coaching within school settings
- Create opportunities to apply and evaluate coaching in your setting

Programme Summary
The programme is over 3 days during the academic year.

Day One (Wednesday 29th September 2021, 9am - 4pm, Exeter Racecourse)
- Explore coaching: facts and misconceptions
- Understand simple human psychology
- Practice coaching using OSKAR and GROW models
- Explore using coaching in your own setting
- Use a journal to support reflective practice

Day Two (Wednesday 10th November 2021, 9am - 4pm, Venue TBC)
- Deepen our understanding of self and our impact on others
- Explore DISC® Personality Preferences
- Understand coaching relationships
- Practice coaching using OSKAR and GROW models
- Know the 10 steps to embedding effective coaching practice and create a plan for the effective use of coaching in your setting

Day Three (Wednesday 12th January 2022, 9am - 4pm, Venue TBC)
- Share experiences of coaching
- Explore successes and challenges of our practice
- Use SPA and SPEAR models to work through solutions
- Practice group coaching techniques
- Learn how to continue to embed effective coaching practice using Appreciative Inquiry model

Programme Lead
Leonie Hurrell is an Educational enthusiast. At 24 Leonie became the youngest Deputy Headteacher in Dorset and went on to be a Headteacher for 8 years, before becoming an ILM Certified Leadership Coach. Leonie is passionate about learning and people development. Founder of The Thinking Academy, a company that provides coaching and ILM approved training solutions for schools. She is also a School Evaluation Partner for Dorset and a co-opted Governor for an Infant School in Hampshire.

This programme is suited for Headteachers and Senior Leaders in Schools, with some experience of coaching.

"Excellent, I have taken so much from this course about what I will do in my school and how I can be a better leader through a more coaching style. Thank you." - Headteacher at ISCA Academy.

"Leonie was great - expertly led and pitched just right. Even in lockdown, it felt like a safe place to take risks and challenge yourself." - Headteacher at Ladysmith Infant and Nursery School.

"I would strongly recommend this course to other middle and senior leaders." - Deputy Headteacher at St Peter's CoE Primary School.

"The entire course was well focused and an appropriate balance of theory and practice." - Executive Headteacher at Exeter Children's Federation

Cost: £295 per person. Attendance includes a complimentary full DISC® Profile Assessment and ILM certificate. The first session will take place at Exeter Racecourse with lunch and refreshments included.

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Please note: The course is limited to 18 delegates so please book early to avoid disappointment.

You will be invoiced by Exeter Consortium TSA for this course.
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Additional Information
Start Date
Wednesday 29 September 2021
End Date
Wednesday 29 September 2021
Closing Date
Monday 27 September 2021
09:00 - 15:00
Maximum Places
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