Developing Coaching and Mentoring Skills

Developing Coaching and Mentoring Skills

As a senior teacher and/or leader you have a professional responsibility for developing your colleagues. Coaching and mentoring is an excellent way of supporting others and providing meaningful CPD opportunities.

This course is for those who don’t see themselves as experts but who do want to help the person or people they are coaching to learn.

Areas covered will include:

  • developing your communication skills
  • asking open questions
  • active listening
  • providing feedback that promotes learning

A variety of coaching models will be looked at as will ways in which to develop a coaching culture that supports school improvement.

Delivered by Mary Erwin

Mary Erwin is an Education Consultant who has worked as an accredited inspector on behalf of Ofsted since 2008. As a former primary Head Teacher and local authority adviser, her key areas of expertise are leadership and management and English. She has delivered the Leadership Pathways programme for the National College for School Leadership, acting as facilitator and mentor for aspiring Deputy Head Teachers.

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Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation

Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Preparation

Furze-Warren Hard Frederation – Provider of HLTA Preparation in partnership with Babcock

Warren Junior Teaching School provides opportunity for HLTA three-day preparation leading to the final assessment for HLTA status. This course is for those working in school with experience of working with individuals (1:1), groups and whole classes.

Requirements for applying for HLTA status

  • Experience of being involved with planning (not necessarily carrying out the planning) and delivering 1:1 group and whole class learning activities leading to progress
  • All applicants must have, and be able to  provide evidence of, level 2 (equivalent to GCSE A*-C grade qualifications) in both Mathematics and English.

What to expect during the HLTA 3-day preparation

During the three days all candidates will gain an understanding of the 33 HLTA national standards, be guided on how to complete the written assignment tasks and be prepared for the half day school visit by the assessor.

HLTA half day assessment

Upon completion of three day preparation candidates will have to complete a series of written documents, and provide supplementary documentary evidence. An assessor comes into the school for half a day to meet with the candidate, nominated teacher and head teacher to conduct a series of interviews to ensure there is enough evidence to show the candidate has met all 33 HLTA standards.

There are no classroom observations

 

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Leading for Improvement: Primary Middle Leadership Training

Leading for Improvement: Primary Middle Leadership Training

This course aims to:

This four day course aims to support and challenge middle leaders with both theory and practical suggestions.

Topics will include:

  • Increasing effectiveness as a middle leader:
  • Monitoring and evaluation to support school improvement:
  • Dealing with challenging behaviours:
  • Building and leading effective teams:

Delivered by: Mary Erwin

Mary Erwin is an Education Consultant who has worked as an accredited inspector on behalf of Ofsted since 2008. As a former primary Head Teacher and local authority adviser, her key areas of expertise are leadership and management and English. She has delivered the Leadership Pathways programme for the National College for School Leadership, acting as facilitator and mentor for aspiring Deputy Head Teachers.

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