All Day


Centre Island

Ellesmere Port

CH65 2AL

Alliance Member Price

£230 + VAT for full programme (£130 for Ignite SLEs) - all days to be booked at once

Non Alliance Member Price

£250 + VAT for full programme - all days to be booked at once

Introduction to Coaching

This introduction to coaching will equip you with skills to start your coaching practice. The 12 hour (approx) training will be delivered over 1 full day and 3 twilights.

Delivered by Space2Think, this course is ILM accredited.

Session 1

29.02.16 (9.00 am – 4.00 pm) at Holiday Inn

Session 2

14.03.16 (2.00 pm – 5.00 pm) – at St Bernard’s Teaching School Ellesmere Port

Session 3

29.03.16 (2.00 pm– 5.00 pm) at St Bernard’s

Session 4

18.04.16 (2.00 pm – 5.00 pm) at St Bernard’s

 This 3 session programme (1 full day and three 3 hour sessions) will prepare you to use coaching effectively to

 Positively impact teaching standards and improved performance management with colleagues

 Empower children and young people to become better learners

 Have focussed conversations that result in benefits and reduced pressure for both people

Participative and practical sessions enable learners to practice in a safe yet challenging learning environment. Emphasis is put on application and impact in school. But don’t just take our word for it.

Here are a few words from participants on our school coaching programmes in Buckinghamshire. In the report, Good Professional Development in Schools (Ofsted, 2010) Ofsted observed that:

 Leading Edge Schools were increasingly using coaching and mentoring as part of their professional development programmes

 Effective School Leaders make good use of different forms of coaching and mentoring Effective Coaching in Schools Coaching Development

St Bernards Teaching School have trained a number of staff within their school setting and are now reaping the positive impact at all levels with staff feeling motivated and supported to develop their practice.

‘I have done some coaching training previously, however I feel this course has really embedded my practice into school life.  It has empowered me to run coaching sessions with many stakeholders within the school including ITT students, TA’s and  Senior Leadership Members.’  SENCO St Bernard’s TS Ellesmere Port 2016

Space2Think  has delivered training programmes within a range of organisations including:

 Large Corporates (Heinz, Fujitsu),

 Public Sector organisations (Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council),

 Voluntary Sector organisations (YMCAs, Hestia)

 The Education sector – Aspire Project Buckinghamshire, Buckingham CC, Southern Educational Leadership Trust (SELT) Kent, North Oxfordshire Academy, Dorin Park School Chester, Dedworth Middle School Windsor, Bearbrook Combined School Aylesbury.

Facilitator Andy Howie – Andy brings a rich and varied experience, having worked in learning and development originally as a teacher for 13 years. A firm believer in lifelong learning recently completed a Masters in Personal, Professional and Organisational Development. Andy had 7 years’ experience with the University of Chester in their Work Based Learning Department and also worked with a national charity for 5 years, leading and coaching the formation of over 50 local parent support projects and for 3 years developed and ran a peer assessor development programme in organisational standards. Andy is a graduate in Sports Science and has a good understanding of psychological and physiological factors of performance. Also qualified in counselling skills and group-work Andy co-designed and delivered Developing Resilience workshops for ACEVO and worked with 3rd sector CEO’s and senior staff in 2008/09. Has been involved in coaching, management and leadership development since 1993 and coaching individuals and teams throughout his 35 year career.