Equip your school staff with the skills and tools they need to be successful coaches and show them how to use these skills to impact upon whole-school improvement.

This course provides participants with a clear understanding of what coaching is, how it can be used powerfully as a force for constructive change and how to use the different tools of coaching most effectively.  People who are trained can coach each other, their colleagues and pupils – helping to fulfil their own and others’ potential.

Aims and outcomes

This course will give participants the skills to:

  • support others’ growth through use of high level listening, questioning, reflecting and summarizing
  • structure coaching conversations using the GROW model and other coaching tools
  • apply their skills in other contexts, such as tackling behaviour issues or difficult professional relationships
  • help colleagues and pupils reach their full potential by replacing limiting beliefs with positive realistic beliefs
  • drive whole-school improvement using coaching skills to get the best from teachers and pupils.

Course content

  • Unit 1: What is coaching and why use it?
    • Unit 2: What are the skills of coaching?
      • Unit 3: Becoming a great coach - goal and reality
        • Unit 4: Becoming a great coach - options and will
          • Unit 5: Powerful coaching tools - part 1
            • Unit 6: Powerful coaching tools - part 2


              Tony Swainston is an international trainer, author and keynote speaker on leadership, management, coaching and mindsets, delivering training for people in ILM qualifications and executive coaching and mentoring.