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Coaching for Beginners

Coaching for Beginnerswed10feb9:00 amwed12:00 pm9:00 am - 12:00 pm Blended Learning Event OrganiserKaren Ardley Associates

Event Details

Karen Ardley Associates are delighted to offer this blended learning programme ‘Coaching for Beginners’ as part of the KAA Blended Learning Calendar for 2021.

This short programme will explore what is involved in coaching.

Participants will explore some basic coaching models, the importance of confidentiality in coaching and explore how trust and rapport are built to underpin coaching efficacy.
The programme is packed practical activities which support understanding of what coaching is and is not.
Participants will complete the programme with many practical, proven ideas and techniques to ensure school-based coaching is effective, confidential, appropriate.

By completing this programme we aim:

  • To explore basic coaching models
  • To provide opportunities to practice and develop coaching skills

Additional Information

This course will be run over a 3 hour session plus additional online self-study:

10th February 2021, 9.00-12.00 GMT

Target Audience

It is suitable for school-based professionals who have heard about coaching but have not used it in their work. For those who are curious and keen to explore if this powerful professional tool is for them.

Delivery and Format

This programmes will use a blended approach of facilitated online discussion and online self-study using the KAA Online Learning Platform.

  • Three hour facilitated group session – 10th February 2021, 9am-12pm GMT
  • Self- study online module which include film, audio and presentations

The facilitated sessions will be delivered using Zoom and the online self-study modules will be accessed via KAA Online Learning Platform

Booking Process

Delegate fees:

£125 per delegate

To book a place, please email [email protected]

Places are limited so we do recommend booking early.

KAA Presenter

David Porritt

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.


(Wednesday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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