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The Power of Coaching (POC within the OTP)

Power of Coaching (POC)

The Power of Coaching programme has been designed by the creators of the ITP and OTP to enhance the leadership of teaching and learning through promoting effective coaching. POC delivers the coaching element of the OTP. Facilitated by experienced school leaders and teachers the POC forms part of the OLEVI Teaching & Learning Syllabus, which has gained a national reputation for raising standards in teaching and learning.

Objectives

  • links coaching to outstanding practice and how to achieve outstanding learning
  • exemplifies how to implement coaching in a range of professional contexts from the classroom to the training room
  • enables delegates to select their own coaching model to articulate to others
  • provides opportunities for delegates to engage in a range of activities and access theories behind effective coaching practices

The programme is a key part of the OLEVI portfolio of school-to-school support, which is helping to increase capacity and drive up standards in all schools. Among many benefits, this programme helps schools to work more effectively as a whole school team and improve their collaboration with other schools and organisations.

The POC:

  • provides opportunities for delegates to engage in a range of activities and access theories behind effective coaching practices
  • exemplifies how to implement coaching in a range of professional contexts from the classroom to the training room
  • enables delegates to select their own coaching model to articulate to others
  • links coaching to outstanding practice and how to achieve outstanding learning

Eligibility

Delegates who attend the programme are required to meet the following criteria:

  • have been successfully accepted on to the Outstanding Teacher Programme (optional)
  • be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of outstanding teaching and learning practices
  • have experience in facilitating both groups and individuals
  • be able to demonstrate a track record of success through their teaching
  • have received endorsement from their Headteacher on their ability to develop

Impact

Effective ‘buy-in’ and facilitation of this programme develops a culture of promoting a desire to make a difference to student learning; a commitment to professional learning; a belief in the abilities of colleagues to move forward; and a commitment to developing emotional intelligence. The delegate will be:

  • able to facilitate coaching within the classroom and to colleagues
  • more reflective in their understanding and application of DR ICE®
  • Confident, Assertive, Resilient, Driven and Successful in the facilitation of coaching (CARDS©)

“The Power of Coaching has made me think very deeply about how I solve personal issues but also, how I can enable others to reflect and ultimately how children can reflect. I will use what I have learnt to develop staff to coach and then the students.”

Therese Worrall, St Bedes RCVA Primary

“The programme has had a massive impact on being able to reflect on my own practice issues. I will use the skills and techniques learnt throughout the school and within the classroom.”

Fiona MacGregor, Stobhillgate First School

Commitment

The Power of Coaching Programme discreet module within the OTP and is a 1½ day programme for 12 – 15 delegates packed with practical activities, tools and techniques that can be utilised back in their school. The programme is specifically designed to facilitate the OTP coaching elements as well as developing a long term coaching strategy. The POC can be utilised for other developmental purposes, under a separate licence, to introduce and deepen delegate’s knowledge and application of coaching within education.

Cost

If run within the OTP there is no extra charge.

If run as a separate programme there is a charge of £435 (excluding VAT) per delegate.

Schools that have an OLEVI Annual Membership Licence can facilitate the POC as part of the agreement.

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Power of Coaching (POC) Flyer 2015

Power of Coaching (POC) Flyer