Find out what Senior School Leaders have had to say about the difference coaching has made to their lives.
Our clients are typically Headteachers and School Leaders with great vision, great passion and great commitment.
They don’t see themselves 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 our 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.
Why Headteachers choose coaching to support them
Headteachers give some of the reasons why they turned to coaching to give them support in their roles.
Integrity Coaching provides the type of services that every School Leader needs; independence, compassionate and understanding: expert coaches who listen to you and work with you in a humane way, to bring to life the particular vision that you have for the staff and pupils in your school.
School Governor, Author & former Children’s Poet Laureate
"What I’ve learnt from being a Headteacher is that the job may not get any easier but what changes is your ability to deal with it and that’s how Integrity Coaching has helped me. The coaching relationship has supported me to better manage and overcome the stresses of School Leadership, particularly when other people are involved. It has helped me become a nicer person to be around in school and my staff have really noticed the difference. I’m also just so much more efficient after coaching, you can just get so much more out of me now. I think that’s played a significant role in contributing to my school’s performance."
“Viv’s vast experience enabled her to analyse our discussions an get to the nuts and bolts of the situation very quickly. I can safely say that Integrity Coaching will meet your specific needs and provide you with the tools to improve, even if practice is already deemed outstanding.”
“My time with Integrity Coaching gave me the environment and space to examine my motivations and my thoughts. They helped me reflect on why I do the things that I do, in the way that I do them. In doing so, they were able to bring me back to what motivated me to do this job in the first place. They showed me how to get back in control, renew my purpose and zeal for my job. I quickly developed more confidence and self-belief and I have since seen the impact it has had on the rest of my school, from my SLT, the children to the governors.”
“Integrity’s coaching allowed me to truly appreciate the importance of leading by example and modelling the self-care that I wanted to see in my team. After Coaching, I began to look after myself more carefully and in doing so, I was able to notice how when I feel better, I’m also able to lead better.”