Using a Coaching Approach in Schools
  • What is a coaching approach?
  • What are the benefits?
  • How do we start?
  • How do we embed this approach?
One-to-one Coaching Questions
  • What is coaching?
  • Why do people book sessions?
  • How many sessions will I need?
  • Is it better face-to-face, or can I have coaching on the phone?
  • Where does your face-to-face coaching take place?
  • If I have coaching paid for by an employer is it confidential?
  • Can coaching help my child?
  • When can I start?
Using a Coaching Approach in Schools

What is this approach?

It is a powerful approach to support effective learning, enhance performance and develop strong working relationships. It has become popular in schools as an important part of CPD and as a means of building a collaborative learning environment, developing leadership capacity and supporting school improvement. Once you have learned the skills and principles of this approach you will find it becomes part of how you conduct most interactions in school with colleagues, pupils and parents. 
What are the benefits?

There are many. Here are a few:

  • Develops strong relationships between staff and supports staff morale
  • Accelerates personal and professional development
  • Supports staff new to a role
  • Helps people to move away from fear of failure and inadequacy
  • Encourages sharing and pro-activity
  • Develops more creative problem-solving
  • Improves confident performance of staff and pupils
  • Provides a constructive way to support others and to challenge negativity and limiting self-beliefs.
  • Strengths-based and solutions-orientated approach enhances teams and learning

How do we start?

Phone or email June to discuss exactly what your school situation is and what your requirements are. Read through the training pages and look at the book list on the Downloads page.

How do we embed this approach?

Schools take their own approach to this and June is skilled at supporting schools to find the best way for them. Connect with June via phone or email to discuss this. See the Training pages and read about the Coaching Development Group.
One-to-one Coaching

What is coaching?

Coaching is a one-to-one dynamic conversation between coach and client which takes place either over the telephone or face-to-face.

It will support you to release potential and obtain what YOU want from life. It provides focus and clarity. It builds confidence and develops self awareness. It is about you recognising how you are living and working and then experimenting with new ways of thinking, doing and being in order to make changes.

Sessions are highly focused and act as a catalyst for decision making and change. We will identify goals and explore ways of achieving them. This will include looking at any obstacles in the way.

All sessions are confidential.

Why do I need coaching?

Perhaps you are struggling with overwhelm and work/life balance. Maybe you are new to your role or are ready for a change, feeling stuck or in need of motivation. Are there goals that you want to achieve but you don't know how. Maybe you lack clarity or your confidence has nose-dived. There are as many reasons as there are people! Excellent coaching will help YOU to take action, release potential and achieve the positive changes that you want in your life, both professionally and personally.

How many sessions will I need?

People find that 4 to 6 sessions are enough to move forward and realise their goals. The coaching process does not build reliance on the coach. It promotes a way of thinking that builds independence and self-momentum. You will find that you begin to coach yourself! 

Is it better face-to-face, or can I have coaching on the phone?

Coaching over the phone suits many people as it is time effective. Other people prefer seeing and being with their coach. Whichever you prefer.

Where does your face-to-face coaching take place?

Face-to-face coaching takes place in Weybridge, Surrey, or if agreed at your place of work.

If I have professional coaching paid for by an employer is it confidential?

When an organisation is paying for coaching, the contract will explicitly address expectations about client/coach confidentiality. In most cases confidentiality remains a feature of the coaching. Aspects of your private life will play a part in your performance at work as will your personality, experience and approach to life. Although the emphasis in sessions is likely to be focused on work-related issues there will be overlap. Increased happiness and confidence will bring about positive change impacting on all areas of your life.

Can coaching help my child?  

As a former teacher described by OFSTED as 'an inspiring role model' June Whittle is the coach to contact! Her coaching skills and style, teaching background and enthusiasm combine to make a powerful difference. She is experienced in using coaching questions and coaching techniques with children and young people in schools and privately.

When can I start?

Immediately! Take action whilst the thought is with you!