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Coaching and Learning in Schools

Coaching and Learning in Schools
A Practical Guide

March 2013 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Coaching plays a key part in supporting the current education agenda. This book is both broad in range and specific in detail. It helps school leaders explore how coaching relationships can lead to increased attainment and capacity for learning, benefitting both education professionals and the young people in their care.

The chapters cover:

- models and types of coaching

- specific frameworks for coaching

- the impact of coaching on personal and professional development

- how coaching can impact on raising attainment

- how coaching can improve teaching and learning.

Written by experienced educators and coaches, this book provides insight for all those involved in school leadership. Analysis of case studies involving professionals working in early years, primary, secondary and post-16 settings highlights what makes coaching effective. Further reflection shows how coaching and learning are inextricably connected. Clear explanations of coaching models and tools enable readers to expand their own range as coaches.

Sarah Gornall is a Leadership Coach and the Director of Coaching Climate. Mannie Burn works with Best Practice Network and as an independent coach in schools

Our Position
Definitions of Coaching and Learning
Impact on Coaching on Personal and Professional Development
The Process of Coaching: Being, Having and Doing
Impact of Coaching on Learning
Models and Types of Coaching
Coaching Tools and Activities
Making the Culture Change
Where Next?

The book brings together the what, how and why of coaching but also gives some practical advice and examples on how coaching works. [...] I think the book is value for money, it is readable and a useful book for someone who is new to coaching.

Lisa Brockway, Dyslexia Action Principal, Leicester and Derby Learning Centres
Dyslexia Review

Really useful book for school based mentors. Provides some very helpful advice and practical guidance on coaching.

Mr Michael Green
Education , Canterbury Christ Church University
August 26, 2014

This is a quick and easy book to read to get a good understanding of how coaching can be supportive in educational settings. The case study material is useful in deepening understanding.

Mrs Suzanne Strawford
School of Education, Newman Univ.
May 21, 2014

Thought-provoking insight for mentors and the mentored in school situations.

Mr Neil Rutledge
September 23, 2013

Coaching is a conversation, presented as a conversation is an ideal way for beginners and more experienced practitoners to fine tune and develop their skills.

Mrs Karen Duncan
OCNYHR Learning Centre, Open College Network Yorkshire and Humber Region
July 25, 2013

This text will provide practical examples of how coaching and mentoring are used.

Mrs Chris Neanon
School of Education & Continuing Stud, Portsmouth University
March 1, 2013

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