Essential Coaching Skills Programme - to Maximise Staff Performance

Autumn 2024, London

Learn to get the best out of yourself and others on our Essential Coaching Skills Programme to Maximise Staff Performance.

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Essential Coaching Skills Programme - to Maximise Staff Performance

Autumn 2024, London

Learn to get the best out of yourself and others on our Essential Coaching Skills Programme to Maximise Staff Performance.


School leadership has never been an easy task. The challenges posed by the recent global pandemic emphasised this even more. In the ‘aftermath’ it is fair to say that our School Leaders are now facing new challenges.

Many norms adopted to survive during the pandemic are no longer necessary. Yet, it would appear that many schools are struggling to help staff remember what life was like before COVID and how adults behaved before directives, bubbles, and remote learning became the norm.

Indeed, schools are now discovering that there are long-term effects of COVID that are impacting school culture and that these long-term effects can be just as deleterious as long-COVID. These long-term effects are presenting amongst some staff as:

  • Fatigue and burnout
  • A reduced sense of agency, ownership and willingness to go “the extra mile”
  • Increased disconnection with their purpose and sense of vocation
  • Lowered morale
  • A loss of collegiality

We are all human and these are understandable responses to the trauma of the past few years. However, left unaddressed, they can significantly impact school performance and staff’s ability to work effectively as a team and to problem solve for themselves.

A direct consequence is that senior leaders can find their workload increasing. As staff (maintaining a pandemic mindset) still feel they need to be directed and told what to do.

That’s why our Essential Coaching Skills Programme has been designed to help School Leaders address these specific challenges and develop the skills necessary to empower and enable others.

Programme Overview

The programme is one of the UK’s foremost coaching certifications for Headteachers and Senior School Leaders.

Endorsed and accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management, upon enrolment, participants also receive FREE 12-month studying membership from the Institute.

Spread over four days, the programme is designed to accommodate the busy lives of School Leaders and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to utilise coaching as part of their leadership roles.

Over the programme, participants learn a range of coaching techniques and tools that can be used to improve and address the performance of those they lead and manage and support the well-being of their school team.

The programme is also designed to provide a learning space that enables participants to practice new techniques and hone their new coaching skills.

Additionally, the programme provides a solid foundation for leaders wanting to understand how to develop and embed a supportive coaching culture in their school.

On completion of the programme participants receive certification from the Institute of Leadership & Management.

Our Essential Coaching Skills Programme will equip you with the skills for:

  • Managing difficult conversations and challenging behaviours
  • Better understanding your team and how you can get the best out of individuals
  • Facilitating better teamwork and minimising team conflict
  • Identifying and managing a range of personality types.
  • Nurturing positive, effective and supportive school relationships


Those who complete the programme will come away with:
  • A solid understanding of coaching and how it can be used to strengthen one’s ability to lead and manage others
  • The confidence to use coaching skills to support school improvement initiatives and develop a coaching culture
  • A greater self-understanding and a deeper knowledge of how to utilise one’s strengths in their role
  • Strategies and tools to develop stronger working relationships within one’s team

Programme Outline

At the end of day 2, time will be spent identifying two colleagues that individuals will work with in between days 3 & 4.

Participants will identify how they can utilise new coaching knowledge and skills gained from days 1 & 2 to support the development of members of staff that they lead and manage.

Autumn 2024

The next cohort is:

  • Thursday 26th September 2024 
  • Friday 27th September 2024
  • Thursday 7th November 2024
  • Tuesday 14th January 2025


St Marylebone C.E School, 14 Blandford St, London W1U 4AZ

Programme Fee

£1,250 + VAT


“It has been fantastic. I have learnt so much about myself and gained a lifelong skill that will help others. This programme has the potential to save the education sector from a national crisis”

Marigold Palmer-Jones

“Thank you for a fabulous course- the most inspirational personal development I have experienced in many years”

Julia Corby

“One of the most useful CPD programmes that I have been on; for myself as a Head, my staff and my school”

Lorraine Martin

“An excellent course for anyone wanting to start their journey towards being an effective coach and also shape the organisation in which they work”

Tim Beale