Leadership: developing a ‘coaching culture’ in your school
Andrew Blench, school business management consultant, School Business Partner‘Coaching is the predominant style of working together, and where a commitment to grow the organisation is embedded in a parallel commitment to grow the people in the organisation,' as defined by Clutterbuck and Megginson (2005). Can developing and embedding a ‘coaching culture’ help school leaders – and leadership teams – secure system-wide improvement?
School business leaders will be aware that, when it comes to leadership, it’s not just about delegating; it’s about supporting staff to assume more responsibility and feel empowered in their everyday working life. In this practical workshop, Andrew will consider how a ‘coaching culture’ can support and drive school-wide improvement. He will dissect prevalent organisational cultures, introduce coaching models and consider how a 'coaching culture' looks and feels different.
Andrew will focus on:
- what coaching is, how and why it works;
- introducing different coaching models – for example G.R.O.W.;
- dissecting prevalent cultures in schools;
- looking at how an organisation (school) which has a coaching culture looks and feels different;
- the benefits to schools, academies and their management benefits – in terms of employee engagement, productivity, operational success, PR, stakeholder impact, reduced staff turnover, increased well-being;
- how to introduce and embed a successful coaching culture in your school.
School business managers and leaders who want to drive school-wide improvement while tending to needs of and supporting individual members of their staff. This will be a hands-on workshop and will include one-to-one or small group exercises.