Delivering learning coaching functions in an organisation3

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Delivering learning coaching functions in an organisation3

  1. 1. Learning Coach Support What is Learning Coaching? It can be the role of a person, or a function carried out by a team, providing significant support to learners to: Help them develop learning skills Make best use of and develop their learning styles Maximise their development in a variety of areas of intelligence, including emotional intelligence Learning Coach support will also help them to identify goals and plan an appropriate individual learning pathway which takes account of skills, attributes and experience 1
  2. 2. Learning Pathways 14- 19 Guidance II 2006 Learning Coaching  Work as part of team in learning setting under learning professional to ensure consistency and continuity  Regular support to value learning, encourage learner and overcome any barriers to learning  Can work with young person to identify appropriate personal support  Can refer to personal support professional with young person’s consent  Keeps record of Learning Pathways and updates for lead learning settings 2
  3. 3. Learning Pathways 14- 19 Guidance II 2006 Learning Coach Entitlement Each learner should be entitled to assistance in developing a Learning Pathway through: • access to specific learning coach support, either as an individual or as one of a small group; • access to drop-in learning coach support; • opportunities for formal referral for those who have need for extra support; • access to other support initiatives, available through personal support, Careers Wales and other innovative routes involving new technology. 3
  4. 4. Why might a young person be referred to a Learning Coach?  Absenteeism / prolonged absence due to illness  Lack of organisation  Lack of motivation  Behavioral problems  Relationships – peers, family, teachers, etc.  Self-esteem  Undiagnosed learning difficulties 4
  5. 5. Proposals for a Learning and Skills Measure 2008 All 14-19 year olds are required to have access to learning coach support to assist them in:  developing their learning skills;  making better use of, and developing, their own learning styles,  maximising their own development in a variety of areas of intelligence including emotional intelligence. 5
  6. 6. Learning and Skills Measure  This statutory guidance aims to provide details about how the Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2009 will work in practice to benefit 14-19 young people, the economy and communities in Wales  The Measure secures the creation of local curricula that will contain a wide range of courses and opportunities which learners aged 14-19 in Wales will have right to elect from  The Measure also sets out the entitlement of learners to follow their elected course of study 6
  7. 7. 7 Learning & Skills Measure 2009 Guidance Document February 2011  Governing bodies should make available learning coaching to guide, coach and mentor young people to plan their individual learning pathway, make informed decisions, identify goals and become independent learners  Learning coaching is a function which can be provided by an individual or by a team and can be delivered to individuals or groups - depending on the needs of the young person/people. Guidance document No: 047/2011 Date of issue: February 2011

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