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Embedding a Culture of Coaching in your School

Embedding a Culture of Coaching in your Schooltue07feb(feb 7)8:30 amthu09(feb 9)4:00 pm8:30 am - 4:00 pm (9) Platt Bridge Community School, Rivington Ave, Platt Bridge, Wigan WN2 5NG OrganiserKaren Ardley Associates

Event Details

We are delighted to be offering this new programme face to face at Platt Bridge Community School in Wigan, UK over 3 days in October 2022.

Dr David Porritt will be leading the programme.

Dates: 7th-9th February 2023

Programme Outline

Researchers agree on the potential power of developing staff through ensuring the organisational culture is based on coaching. In a true coaching culture, individuals are supported challenged and developed to be the best versions of themselves. The impact of coaching on both the coachee and the coach is positive and powerful.

This three-day face to face programme provides participants with the opportunity to explore and develop the key skills required for coaching in a school context.

A range of practical activities is blended with an overview of the theoretical basis for coaching effectiveness which will enable the participants to develop insight, confidence and competence in relation to practical coaching with colleagues.

We will explore the skills, qualities and practice required by successful and effective coaches. Participants will be given opportunities to apply their new skills to classroom coaching to improve teacher performance.

Target Audience

Team, middle and senior leaders who would like to develop their coaching skills.


To identify and develop the key coaching skills.

To provide opportunities to practice and develop coaching skills.

To explore practical techniques for classroom coaching for improving learning and performance.

Key areas covered

Six principles of coaching;

the qualities and attributes of effective coaches;

key skills for coaching;

coaching practice in pairs and triads; and

applying coaching skills in the classroom to improve learning and teacher performance.


‘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 others’. Christine Armstrong, Raha International School, Abu Dhabi


Presenter: Dr David Porritt

David has been a Headteacher and Principal for 25 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.

David has recently completed his Doctorate in Leadership and Coaching at UCL Institute of Education with the focus of the doctorate, understanding how leaders use coaching to impact their organisations.

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.


7 (Tuesday) 8:30 am - 9 (Thursday) 4:00 pm


Platt Bridge Community School

Rivington Ave, Platt Bridge, Wigan WN2 5NG