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Advanced Coaching Programme

Advanced Coaching Programmemon08mar(mar 8)8:30 amwed10(mar 10)4:00 pm8:30 am - 4:00 pm (10) Westbridge Teaching Alliance OrganiserKaren Ardley Associates

Event Details

Programme Outline

This KAA advanced coaching programme, designed and delivered by David Porritt, KAA Director, is an exciting and engaging three-day workshop enabling coaches with some previous experience to achieve sustained excellence and maximum performance.

The programme provides you with an opportunity to develop authentic and powerful coaching skills that integrate performance and purpose in your work.

Programme Location

The Advanced Coaching programme will be held at Westbridge Teaching school in Wigan, North of England.

Target Audience

Team, middle and senior leaders who have some previous coaching experience and are keen to develop their practice further.


To explore key principles of coaching

To provide opportunities to practice and develop advanced coaching skills.

To consider models of leadership and human learning that influence the ways in which we coach.

Key areas covered

Principles of coaching,

values and beliefs in coaching,

coaching leaders and coaching leaders developmentally,

career coaching,

transactional analysis and coaching,

active, reflective listening and questioning,

decision making,

preparing to coach; and

ethics in coaching.

Programme Facilitator

David Porritt, KAA Director

David has been a Headteacher and Principal for 21 years in the UK, Singapore, The Netherlands, and China. He holds an MBA in Educational Leadership (International) a Level 7 Certificate in Executive Coaching and Leadership Mentoring and has facilitated several cohorts of international teaching staff through the International Programme for Middle Leaders for the Council of British International Schools. Along with developing and running workshops and professional learning sessions at various conferences as a consultant in schools and for a church, David is currently working to complete his doctorate in Leadership at UCL Institute of Education.

His research is concerned with Professional Agency: Exploring the Impact of Coaching on the Leadership, Learning and Self-Efficacy of School Leaders who Coach. He has been a team inspector for OfSTED and the Independent Schools Inspectorate. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and coaches several clients, helping them to promote desirable and sustainable change.

Outside of school, David is a keen road cyclist and musician. He plays in a rock band when time allows and enjoys long rides with friends in a cycling club.


‘Coaching for Impact programme for 25 of our team – absolutely brilliant. The structure of the programme and David’s delivery was truly engaging. These 3 days have been such a catalyst for deep reflection and evaluation of how I lead and how I coach others’. Nicola Singleton, Whole School Principal, Modern English

‘This programme is hugely confidence building! The practical side of putting theory into practice was very valuable’ Eileen Butler, Raha International School, Abu Dhabi

‘The programme has allowed me to create a bank of experiences and approaches to coaching to empower me and other’. Christine Armstrong, Raha International School, Abu Dhabi

Key Programme Details

Provider: Karen Ardley Associates

Programme Leader: David Porritt

Days: 3

Dates: Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th March 2021

Timings: 8:30am to 4:00pm

Cost: £450 per delegate

What is included: Delegate handouts, certificate of attendance, electronic resources

Venue: Westbridge Teaching School Platt Bridge Community School, Rivington Avenue, Platt Bridge, Wigan. WN2 5NG


8 (Monday) 8:30 am - 10 (Wednesday) 4:00 pm


Westbridge Teaching Alliance

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