Coaching the NQT: Mentoring into Coaching

High quality mentoring and coaching supports colleagues to become the best teachers they can be. Highly rewarding professionally, undertaking a mentoring / coaching role provides opportunities for deep reflection on individual practice and can lead to positive benefits for teams and departments.


The Programme:

This programme is delivered by Denys Wallace (Senior Deputy Head of Chestnut Grove Academy / Co-Director of the Wandle Teaching School Alliance) who is an accredited executive coach.

Sessions combine bursts of theory with practical activity. Participants are encouraged to apply new learning between sessions and share experience through ‘real-life’ case studies.

Session One:              Introduction to Coaching

Session Two:              Coaching Skills

Session Three:           Coaching Skills: Moving from Mentoring to Coaching

Session Four:             Observation Skills and Coaching Skills

Session Five:              Reflection, Supervision and Sharing Our Practice


Who can apply?

This programme is aimed at mentors who wish to explore their practice and develop coaching skills.  It is ideal for all those who work as mentors for NQTs and other staff.



This programme is facilitated over four twilight sessions:



Monday 9th October 2017

4:15pm – 6:15pm

Tuesday 7th November 2017

4:15pm – 6:15pm

Thursday 30th November 2017

4:15pm – 6:15pm

Monday 19th February 2018

4:15pm – 6:15pm


Appropriate Body Users:       £150

Alliance Members:                     £185

Non-Alliance Members:          £250

This cost includes refreshments, lunch and course materials. 



This course will be facilitated at Chesterton Primary School (Dagnall Street, Battersea, London, SW11 5DT).


How to Apply:

If you would like to secure a place for September 2017, please complete a Course Booking Form and email:


Deadline for Bookings:

The deadline for bookings is 5pm on Friday 22nd September 2017.



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