Date and Time: 
Tuesday, 2 November, 2021 -
09:00 to 12:30
United Kingdom
Event Type: 
Public Event


To book your space, please email 

Who is this training for?

Based on the best international business practice, but rooted in education, this course is designed for Headteachers and Education Consultants who want to develop a coaching approach to the challenges they face in developing themselves, their teams and organisations.

Why consider this approach?

Irrespective of the problems that you are seeking to address, a coaching approach allows you to understand what motivates you and your staff, develops their potential, and engages them in delivering your vision.

Furthermore, coaching will increase the leadership density of your team, as more of them gain confidence in this methodology, take increasing responsibility, and develop a more nuanced and skilled approach to leadership.

A properly implemented coaching programme will bring out the best in your team, and create a synergy that hitherto might not have been achieved,

Participants will have a broader understanding of both the principles and good practice of coaching; they will be more confident in applying these and using a range of practical strategies to support schools.

What is coaching?

Coaching is not mentoring, counselling, or psychoanalysis, although all of these are occasionally demanded of a skilled coach.

It begins with a philosophy that individuals have the potential to recognise and overcome barriers to their own success, have much more potential than has been previously tapped and that agreed goals can be achieved to a time scale.

Most importantly, it is a demanding approach in which the person being coached is held accountable for their success or otherwise, while being a safe place to discuss ideas and obstacles to their success.

It is a proven, highly effective approach that allows positive change to happen for individuals, organisations, and multi-national organisations. With the right coach, schools and their leaders can change lives for the better.

Who is delivering the training?

Tony Marcowski and Éamonn Whelan will be leading the programme. Tony and Éamonn advise national and regional boards, MATs, Las, Headteachers, and their teams. They are accredited coaches through the Association of Executive Coaches. Both enjoyed highly successful careers in education and are Senior Associates of the Association of Education Advisers.

What will I get from the programme?

The model is a blend of formal presentation, question and answer sessions, case study review and supported practical activity. As well as a general introduction to the principles and characteristics of coaching, participants will be offered tools and strategies to support leaders and staff, both at primary and secondary level, including post-16 provision.

The cost of this training session is £70 for members, or £100 for non-members.