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COACHING

The workplace has changed beyond recognition in my working lifetime. Staff now expect and deserve progression and coaching, not top-down management. 

There is an unprecedented crisis in the retention of teachers (44% of teachers are planning to leave the profession within 5 years- NEU 2022).

There is also unprecedented pressure on leadership to deliver in increasingly difficult circumstances, across all sectors within the education industry. Rising energy and staff costs, increasingly demanding stakeholders and levels of scrutiny all add to this difficult picture.

Coaching can help all teachers, regardless of their role. All teachers deserve coaching to allow them to fulfil their potential and feel satisfied, not overwhelmed, at work.

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Confidence, Performance, Relationships..

80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more (source: ICF 2009).

"Tim has impressive skills. His manner is positive and encouraging, crafting a relaxed atmosphere whilst ensuring sessions are purposeful and productive. I appreciate the opportunity to spend time considering things more deeply than everyday life usually allows. His guidance enables me to draw conclusions with more clarity and this has been of significant personal benefit."

Deputy Head, UK Prep School

Coaching and Training Services

My approach to coaching is always bespoke and always unashamedly strengths-based. These are the main services that I offer.

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1:1 Coaching

I offer 1:1 coaching online or in person. Often a client will request fortnightly sessions, which consist of setting goals, reviewing progress and ensuring accountability. I also work with teams (for example Senior or Middle Leadership teams) to identify strengths and offer support and encouragement. All sessions are confidential; I work to the competencies of the Association for Coaching.

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INSET Training

Schools are increasingly looking to establish a coaching culture. Schools who coach their staff are often progressive and hugely attractive for quality teachers to work at and stay at. A progressive workplace is one in which active listening, asking questions, clarifying understanding, raising awareness, self-regulation and encouraging responsibility are the norm. These are all coaching habits. Coaching should not be just a formal activity reserved for performance meetings, but the default for all our interactions.

"Tim led our staff through a well judged introduction to the benefits of coaching. Personable and relatable, his experience as a teacher and Head enabled him to make meaningful connections with the professionals in the room. People found the concept of coaching thought provoking and it has definitely sparked interest for a number of staff to take steps to develop these skills further."

(Deputy Head, UK Prep School)

Coaching- more details

1. Coaching for Heads and Leaders

Content of sessions may vary according to situation, preference and need. However, I offer particular coaching around:

  • Establishing and reviewing priorities

  • Reviewing a school's culture and avoiding toxicity

  • Building a progressive, strengths-based culture

  • Productivity and performance

  • Wellbeing, boundaries and work-life balance

2. Coaching for middle leaders and aspiring senior leaders

Content of sessions may vary according to situation, preference and need. However, I offer particular coaching around:

  • Establishing and reviewing priorities

  • Leadership behaviours

  • Culture and ethos

  • Wellbeing

  • Productivity and performance

  • Preparing for senior ledership

3. Coaching for career progression

Content of sessions may vary according to situation, preference and need. However I offer particular coaching around:

  • Establishing and reviewing priorities

  • Choosing a new role

  • Application forms and personal statements

  • Preparation for interview

  • Mock panel interview and practice tasks

  • Afterwards, including negotiating the right deal

  • Preparing for the new role

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