Effective mentoring and coaching suite
Designed by experts and road tested every inch of the way by teachers, this inspirational six-pack series will transform your approach to mentoring and coaching
School improvement and managing the performance of all staff in an environment of tightening budgets and fewer intermediaries is a challenge that is on the mind of every school leader. The decentralized world will mean on one hand fewer people instructing you on how to run your school or college, and on the other hand less co-ordinated support. In this world you need to know that the professional development in place for your staff is likely to make the biggest difference, in a sustainable way and for smaller amounts of money. Whilst everyone will say they can help, there is a lot of superficial practice about and this is where you can rely on CUREE to provide you with approaches that are based on significant evidence about what really makes a difference to educational practitioners and their learners.
The Effective Mentoring and Coaching suite of resources was developed following CUREE's research for the National Framework for coaching and mentoring and brings this knowledge into highly practical sets of tools and activities which will allow a CPD Leader to run anything from 30 minute starter sessions on coaching to full day INSET sessions.
"As CPD leader the pack is extremely useful because it allows me to draw links and ideas for staff, but also to have in mind a larger picture with reference to the School Development Plan."
If finding the time for CPD is a problem in your school, these packs will enable you to create sustained learning by enabling you to build an integrated programme from bite-sized activities threaded into work you and your colleagues are doing anyway. Coaching does involve making time for high quality, structured learning conversations rooted in day to day evidence about your pupils' learning experiences –but these packs show you how to manage that creatively and efficiently, reducing precious time away from the classroom and maximising the learning value of time in it.
Every single resource you need to run sessions for and with colleagues is assembled here from detailed session plans, through video clips and active learning activity hand outs to model answers. The accompanying resources for activities simply require printing and photocopying!
“The CD Rom is a user friendly planning tool with well-prepared resources to use with staff. The exercises are varied and imaginative".
For the cost of one day's supply cover you can access tools to build a sustained in-house CPD programme for colleagues, which will enable you to build, long-term, a mentoring and coaching culture and infrastructure.
The packs are specifically designed to cater for the individual needs of different schools and can be used by CPD leaders, regardless of your previous knowledge and experience. You can use the packs to run workshops and twilight sessions, structure meetings, or just work with colleagues on a one-to-one basis. Some schools are keen to kickstart their Mentoring and Coaching programmes by an input from one of our experienced facilitators. Click here to look at our training programmes which can support your use of the Effective Mentoring and Coaching Suite. Or if you like, our we can support you by running bespoke development sessions and support.
“This is an outstanding resource. I like the flexibility of being able to choose activities not only by type but also by the estimated time that it would take to undertake them". – Ladygrove Park School
Each pack contains a Facilitators Guide and a CD which is full of original training material including:
- Animations or video clips based on real-life examples of what typically crops up in everyday exchanges
- Tasks and activities for just about everything -from getting started to debriefing Evidence about mentoring and coaching from research and practice
- Case studies with real life examples of schools that are implementing mentoring and coaching
- An interactive planning tool that will allow you to plan your workshop
- A facilitator's guide to provide accessible answers to all frequently asked questions
- A lively booklet full of hints and tips to help you get underway in using the materials
The menu system helps you access, assemble and retrieve everything you need and are interested in at the click of a mouse in an intuitively supportive way. For any session that you would like to run, whether it is a twenty minute activity at the start of a meeting or a twilight session or INSET day, the packs will help you assemble every handout, video clip, Powerpoint presentation and model answer you need. The Effective Mentoring and Coaching suite contains the following titles:
- Joining up - linking coaching and mentoring with school development and performance management.
- Taking hold - putting professional learners in charge of their own development through coaching.
- Doubling up -securing learning and accreditation benefits from mentoring.
- Letting go - developing coaches' skills in increasing professional learners' independence.
- Pulling through - developing mentors' ability to support professional learners in drawing on evidence and expertise.
- Pulling together -ensuring the right mix of challenge and support in co-coaching.
If you aren't sure which pack suits you, give us a call for more guidance (024 7652 4036) or download the Effective Mentoring and Coaching suite flyer. The packs have been designed to be cost effective for schools, cutting the cost of CPD by allowing in-house development programmes to be based on quality resources. Click here for full pricing information for schools, colleges and other educational establishments. Organisations interested in volume licensing e.g. Local Authorities, High Education Institutes and Training Organisations should contact Lisa Bradbury.