Although it clashed with Father’s day (something I did realise & my family forgot) I have just attended a 2-day Advanced Coaching for Performance course. Although it is organised by ALITE, it was facilitated by Will Thomas from Vision For Learning.
Coaching is fast becoming the tool-du-jour for schools and LEAs as they seek to improve learning and professional development. The models within coaching are of a softer touch and provide individuals with a tool kit which addresses issues and concerns held by colleagues and students. Using the coaching process one enables others to find their own solutions and answers that lie within themselves.
It was very rewarding. I made some good friends and I will be writing more about it in the future.