Coaching is a leadership approach that can be used flexibly to meet the needs of individuals and groups.
The coach should focus on the goals of the individual and/or the school and use sensitive questioning to establish an agreed action plan.
The process is based on the three core skills of deep listening, precise questioning and promoting action.
Coaching fits best in a school culture that is predicated on shared leadership rather than a command and control, hierarchical structure.
Activity 2 – Approaches to coaching High Skill Low Skill Low Motivation High Motivation Providing guidance and direction Drawing evidence from research and practice Supporting reflection Reviewing Action planning Sharing planning Establishing the relationship Providing feedback Questioning Identifying learning goals Providing support for progression Modelling, observing and articulating practice Listening