This course will offer an opportunity to explore coaching and mentoring and the skills associated with effective practice. We will look at different models, tools and techniques and consider how these can be used as part of our professional role to develop independent and resilient learners and improve approaches to key aspects of teaching, learning and assessment. Peer to peer coaching practice enhances confidence and, supported by peer observation, encourages critical reflection and informs personal development. A pack of tools, tips and resources will be provided for use in individual settings.
- Explore the characteristics of effective coaching and mentoring
- Develop the skills of a coach including questioning and active listening skills
- Practise coaching techniques in a context of peer observation and feedback
- Identify ways to enhance current practice through use of coaching skills
Dates & Times: 22nd November from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Cost: £50 per delegate
Venue: The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9EE
Jane Martin – Professional Development Manager
As Professional Development Manager, Jane’s experience of working within the Further Education sector includes teaching in the English Department at Shrewsbury College, developing provision as Programme Leader for Education, focusing on staff development and training as an Advanced Practitioner, and working in partnership with colleagues at Edge Hill University as the Course Leader for initial teacher education.
Investment by the College in promoting a coaching culture was reflected in Jane’s appointment as an Advanced Learning Coach, a role which provided opportunities to embark on research projects, lead conference workshops and contribute to published work. The successful introduction of curriculum-based Professional Learning Communities at Shrewsbury College and development of a team of Learning Coaches to support professional development has facilitated the implementation of Peer Review and Lesson Study processes, both of which draw on the principles of coaching and mentoring to inform professional dialogue.
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