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Coaching and Reflecting

High quality coaching can build skills within staff and develop them in a sustainable way, making training a process rather than an event. In a school with a coaching culture, mistakes are seen as an inevitable part of the change process. They are treated lightly rather than being dwelt upon and analysed. Coaching enables staff to develop their full potential, embeds professional development and is based on a solution focused approach.

What are the benefits?

Participants will be able to:

  • Learn how to work with the Coaching Process
  • Extend their own value to their school.
  • To receive support and encouragement through the opportunity to review experiences, discuss feelings, describe frustrations, and check perceptions with a partner.
  • To fine-tune skills or strategies through technical feedback and technical assistance from a coaching partner.
  • To analyse practices and decision making at a conscious level.
  • To adapt or generalise skills or strategies by considering what is needed to facilitate particular outcomes, how to modify the skill or practice to better fit interactions with specific families or practitioners, or what results may occur from using the skill or practice in different ways.
  • To reflect on what they perceive or how they make decisions, which helps improve their knowledge and understanding of professional practices and activities.
Who is it for?

Staff within Care & Learning Service


The duration of the programme is 12 months.

For more information

Ainsley Burns, CPD Development Officer

Highland Council

Email: ainsley.burns@highland.gov.uk

Telephone: 01463 702 039