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Coaching Development Programme – Middle Leadership 2019

Programme Overview

This innovative professional development programme has been designed by the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL) at the UCL / IOE, in partnership with the New Horizons TSA. It is aimed at colleagues who have a coaching role in developing teachers through improving their practice. This may be facilitated by school improvement initiatives such as the STEP programme.

The programme helps participants to build on and further develop their coaching skills. It aims to develop an understanding of how, through coaching, to:

  • support colleagues in improving their practice
  • understand what ‘coaching readiness’ looks like
  • know how change affects people
  • be aware of themselves as emotionally intelligent leaders
  • effectively manage challenging conversations
  • understand what builds and destroys trust

and so help to develop a coaching culture within and across the organisation.

Learning Model

Sessions combine bursts of theory with practical activity. In addition, between sessions participants will be asked to apply their new learning and maintain a reflective log or journal. 

How coaching can support improvements in practice.  Understanding the concept of ‘readiness for coaching.’ 

  • Coaching to support learning – of adults and students
  • Lesson observations – providing a balance of challenge and support
  • Post lesson conversations that lead to improvements in practice
  • Managing under performance through a coaching approach

Leading change and improvement and building trust.

  • What it means to lead change
  • How moving through change can affect people
  • How do you build trust – and how can you lose it?
  • Exploring the implications for you and your role 

Emotionally intelligent leadership and managing challenging conversations and behaviours

  • Why emotional intelligence matters
  • Motivating, developing and managing people through emotionally intelligent leadership
  • Coaching approaches to challenging conversations and managing performance.
  • Exploring the implications for you and your practice


Programme Dates & Venue:

New Horizons Teaching School Alliance in partnership with the UCL/ Institute of Education   
Facilitated by Graham Dring (UCL/IOE) and held at:
The Rochester Grammar School Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent. ME1 3BY

Session 1 – Thursday 25th April 2019

Session 2 – Thursday 23rd May 2019

Session 3 – Thursday 4th July 2019



If you would like to make a booking, please complete the form below and return to We will honour applications on a first come first served basis.