Coaching Phase 2 – Coaching In Context

This programme is the second of our trilogy and is aimed at those who have completed Part 1 Foundation Coaching Programme and now wish to develop a personal style and confidence in coaching, particularly in a leadership role.

Coaching is one of the key ways to promote better levels of organisational effectiveness within schools. It can increase confidence, motivate staff and develop core leadership skills. It is open to all staff working within an educational establishment.

The programme runs over three full day sessions and is delivered by an external consultant, Dr Paul Simmons.  The Alliance for Learning have been working with Paul since 2011 and really value our partnership.  Paul is an experienced, Executive Coach and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). Over a number of years at the University of Manchester, he led on the research and development of coaching for leading in education. Most of his work now is with schools and colleges, helping to develop coaching expertise and culture. Paul has worked as a teacher, governor, examiner, county advisor and Registered Inspector of Schools.



Audience  :  Leaders in education at all levels wanting to develop their own leadership potential and that of others

Date Option 1  :  Monday 15th November, Tuesday 16th November and Tuesday 7th December

Date Option 2  :  Wednesday 23rd March, Thursday 24th March and Thursday 28th April 2022

Time  :  9.00am – 4.00pm

Venue  :  Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL

Cost  :  £625 per person

Facilitated by  :  Paul Simmons

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Programme structure

The programme runs over three full day sessions. It is delivered by an external consultant, Dr Paul Simmons, a leading coaching practitioner and facilitator.

This course forms part of our coaching pathway – a trilogy of courses that can be accessed in the following order:

Phase 1          –            Foundation Coaching

Phase 2         –            Coaching in Context

Phase 3         –              Higher Level Coaching

Course Aims

Part 2 focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding for:

  • Establishing sound contracting arrangements appropriate to context and purpose
  • Coaching in a leadership role for learning, performance and accountability attending to the ethics and boundaries of coaching
  • Reflecting on and critiquing your own coaching practice
  • Contributing to team and organisational learning in this field.

What does it involve?

The coaching gives attention to the development of personal, values-based practice. Participants are offered guided and structured skills development on coaching for specific roles and purposes. Opportunities are provided for extended working on observation and feedback, and reflective practice is encouraged.

More information….

To read ‘The Leadership Coaching Skills Programme ~ overview’ – please click here

To read ‘The Leadership Coaching Skills Programme ~ curriculum themes and progression’ please click here