At Castle View school we pride ourselves in continued professional development, as such we have introduced a coaching programme for teachers within the school. Our aim is support those aspiring to be outstanding through a worthwhile and effect course.
What is coaching our coaching programme?
Coaching is a useful way of developing people’s skills and abilities, and of maximising performance. It can also deal with any issues and challenges before they become major problems. We operate a programme called ‘Good in 10’, where we follow the guidelines of the STRIDE model. Aspiring teachers are assigned a coach who will work with them during a ten week programme of support and guidance.
The Stride Model
Strengths – Affirm the positive throughout and draw attention to their strengths.
Target – What is the current situation like now and what obstacles are there to achieving your goals?
Reality – What would be the impact if this aspect did not improve/get resolved?
Ideas – What could you do to address the situation? /what ideas can you think of which could help?
Decide – What are you going to do? What are the next steps? Which one of these ideas would you like to commit to trying?
Evaluate – Check the decision. How committed are you to doing this? Over time what progress have you made to meeting these targets?
– Once the idea is tried, the next session: how successful was the idea?
If required the stride programme can be re started to continue to develop the member of stuff.
Who are our coaches?
Our main coaches are already employed within the school;
Jennifer Hursk – Jennies strengths as a coach are to provide ideas to stretch and challenge the most able and teaching and learning. Jennie is an experienced English teacher and the current Director of learning for English.
Sarah Marchant – Current Head of Geography at Castle View school, Sarah’s talents lie in teaching and learning, resourcing and subject development and pupil engagement.
Charlotte Sansom – An experienced English teacher who also runs the careers programme at the school. Charlotte’s strengths are in teaching and learning, behaviour management and working with the most able pupils. .
Rachel Sperring – An experienced Business teacher, Rachel has good expertise of behavior management, class room engagement and teaching and learning which she brings to the coaching programme.
Caroline Sullivan – A dedicated Director of Learning for Humanities. Caroline has a number of key talents including teaching and learning, using data to influence progress and communication. All of which can be used within the coaching programme.
Becky Wheeler – Becky is an outstanding teacher who’s strengths are motivational teaching techniques and an understanding of teaching in a practical based learning style.
For this course we have also provided training using an external provider. This training focused on voice and body language within the classroom.