Supporting Subject Leaders Through Instructional Coaching
‘Supporting Subject Leaders Through Instructional Coaching’ is a 3-hour one-off online training event for primary school leaders.
Subject leadership, in many primary schools, is a new concept. Subject coordination – ordering resources, keeping the cupboard tidy and organising a special one-off day – will no longer cut it in a world of Ofsted deep dives. Subject leaders, most of whom are busy teachers, don’t always have the tools they need to really develop and lead on teaching and learning in their subjects.
Coaching subject leaders is a great way of ensuring that not only they are developed as leaders, but the subjects they lead are developed too. Instructional coaching can have a direct impact on the outcomes of the children, too – a third, and very important benefit. Through coaching, senior leaders can ensure that the necessary improvements in teaching and learning are happening across the curriculum whilst at the same time empowering their leaders to lead.
During the session, Aidan provides an introduction to instructional coaching, as well as other coaching methods, and applies them to developing subject leaders in their roles as they lead on teaching and learning in their respective curriculum subjects. Aidan takes delegates through the process of gathering and using information in coaching sessions as well as taking a look at common challenges for both coaches and subject leaders, providing advice for how to overcome these challenges.
– Introduction to coaching
– Gathering information to inform coaching
– Using information to inform coaching
– Common challenges for subject leaders
– Adapting coaching to a coachee’s needs
– Common challenges for coaches
During the 5 years Aidan has spent as an instructional coach to subject leaders and teachers, he has built up a wealth of knowledge and insight into how coaching can be used in a range of ways to effect real positive change in primary schools. Join Aidan to find out how you too can use coaching to make a real difference in your school.
If you would like Aidan to run this course for leaders across a group of schools (e.g. in a MAT), please use the contact form, or use the services page to make a booking.