Coaching for School Leaders
We understand (more than most) that the demands upon Head Teachers and senior school leaders have increased like never before. Whilst you are at the centre of creating new and emboldened futures for our young people, you do so with constantly growing levels of personal accountability and public scrutiny.
Amidst the growing emotional cost of leading, the complexity of the role and the ever-accelerating pace of change in our schools, we believe that coaching offers a unique and deeply personal form of support that is increasingly becoming vital. Without such support, we’ve seen how school leaders can face a real struggle to sustain high-levels of personal performance, stay motivated and connected with their passion and values, and deliver the best possible outcomes for their pupils.
What is School Leadership Coaching?
Our Coaching seeks to provide School Leaders with a safe, confidential space (without fear of judgement) where you can share your thoughts, worries, concerns and explore the issues of key importance to you and your school.
Through a trusting relationship with you, we work with you to help you find positive solutions, develop skills and strategies, realise your strengths and determine the steps that you can take to succeed in your role and fulfil the vision that you have for yourself.
What to Expect
We know that you wouldn’t be where you are now if you didn’t have the capabilities to lead your school. That’s why we will never try to tell you how you should lead your school.
Instead, through our coaching processes, we seek to help you to understand at a much deeper level how to be guided by yourself and help you to develop your own personal strategies for leading and succeeding as a school leader.
Above all, we don’t believe that there is such a thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach to learning, development and how we can best support you in your role. That’s why we will always personalise our coaching to meeting you where you are and tailor every session to focus on the issues and areas that matter most to you.
Our goal is to help you excel in overcoming the challenges of school leadership and to keep hold of your humanity, joy and love for the profession as you do so. To achieve that we:
– Start where you are
– We then identify where you want to get to
– We help you identify patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that may be limiting your progress
– We empower you to be courageous and develop the personal and professional tools needed for success
– Celebrate your strengths and everything positive that you bring to your leadership journey
Benefits of Coaching
– Increased levels of emotional resilience
– Greater confidence in your own ability to deliver the best possible outcomes for those you serve.
– A deeper connection with your core values and ability to make decisions that are more aligned to who you are.
– Heightened levels of self-awareness and self-management, enabling you to lead without sacrificing your well-being
– A greater sense of both personal and professional well-being and fulfilment
Our Hope for You
We are known for leaving Head Teachers and school leaders feeling uplifted and inspired to continue to create better futures for our children. When you have finished working with us, it is our hope that this is also true for you and that life as a school leader is very different.
We hope that you will have developed a new confidence that will help you achieve your goals and positive new strategies, tools and approaches for overcoming the challenges of the role that can help you to fulfil your vision without sacrificing your own well-being.
How does Coaching Support School Leaders?
All our coaching processes are bespoke, personalised and focus on four key areas to help you to uncover the tools that you need for building excellence in yourself and others…
Achieving clarity about what you want for yourself and your school
Strengthening your moral purpose and ability to make the right (and sometimes tough ) choices
Creating positive beliefs about what can be achieved, to help realise your own strengths and capabilities
Embedding new behaviours to support the development of excellence in yourself and others
Our clients are typically head teachers and school leaders with great vision, great passion and great commitment. They don’t see them- selves as being super heroes. They recognise their own humanity and seek to lead fulfilled lives not only as school leaders, but as mothers, fathers and partners. They are individuals who are learning not to see worry and self doubt as signs of weakness, but simply as expressions of their own human need to have a safe space to be valued and listened to.
In addition, what sets or clients apart is that they are leaders who are eager to grow themselves, so that they in turn can become better at growing others. They savour having brave and courageous coaching conversations, because they understand the role these conversations play in helping them to ‘dare greatly’ and achieve great things for our children.
“All Head Teachers need a confidential and trusted space in which to talk through the challenges of school leadership and arrive at their own solutions. Integrity Coaching provide this service and so much more.”Jas Kalra-Phull
“Integrity Coaching has been significant in helping me make the decision to dedicate time to myself as well as my demanding role. The 1:1 sessions are excellent in allowing you the space and safety to reflect openly and honestly”Patrick Cozier
“I am energised, confident and committed to using and promoting coaching with my staff team. It was a great privilege to work with Integrity Coaching; an experience I will always be grateful for and will never forget.”Ann Dwulit
A 30 minute Phonecall
It’s always good to talk. This call will provide you a confidential, safe, non–judgemental space to spend 30 minutes discussing how you can:
– Achieve a greater sense of clarity about your direction as a school leader
– Gain a clearer perspective on any challenges that you may be facing
– Identify positive steps for moving forward
Simply follow the link below, fill in the form and then we’ll be in touch to organise a time suitable for you.
FREE DISC Assessment
As part of a discovery session, you’ll get the chance to benefit from a self-assessment tool that is linked to many of the coaching tools that are introduced in “ Staying A Head” and in the National Standards for Excellence for headteachers. Whether you are a headteacher, Deputy or Assistant head it is a great tool for helping you to begin to achieve clarity about the areas that you will need to focus on to enable you to excel in your role.
Book a Discovery Session. The session allows us to look in detail with you at your responses to the reflection tool and for you to experience our coaching methods. It will help you to identify what you are hoping to gain from coaching and your initial steps for getting there.
6-10 “Excellence as Standard” sessions
These sessions are:
- Bespoke, confidential and empowering
- Focused on achieving your goals to secure success for you and your school
- About promoting your personal and professional development
- In alignment with areas you have identified for development from the self-assessment tools
- Concerned with helping you develop resilience and heightened levels of emotional literacy
Developing Excellence in others
We know that coaching is a great tool for building excellence in others. Once you have completed your designated “Excellence as Standard” sessions we will share with you our range of bespoke and accredited services to help you grow and build a culture of excellence across your school.