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 staff.
Who are our coaches?
Our main coaches are already employed within the school;
- Rachel Adepoju – Deputy Head Teacher and English Specialist. As an experienced member of staff who excels in many fields Rachel is currently responsible for Standards across the school through the pursuit of excellence in Learning and Teaching, Assessment for Learning, Staff and Leadership Training & Professional Development, Strategic Leadership of the Directors of Learning. Within the classroom Rachel excels at behavior management, engagement and challenging pupils.
- Sarah Marchant – Teaching and learning leader and English Specialist. An experienced Geography teacher who’s talents lie in teaching and learning, resourcing, subject development and pupil engagement. As part of the teaching and learning team Sarah leads on the training of new staff and supports the continued professional development programme within the school.
- Rachel Hurrel – Assistant Headteacher and Geography Specialist. An experienced English teacher who’s talents lie in pupil engagement, behavior for learning and working with most able pupils. As part of the teaching and learning team Rachel leads on the marking and feedback within the school and supports with the continued professional development programme within the school.