Coaching Services

Gillian is a qualified and very experienced coach and uses her coaching approach in much of the work carried out within the sector in her current consultancy role. She held the title of Regional Ambassador for Coaching for the North East on behalf of LSIS from 2011 – 2013.

Gillian was first introduced to a model of coaching developed by staff at the Research Centre for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University in 2004 which focuses on supporting teachers to improve their classroom practice. The model was further developed and became a corner stone of the quality improvement plans for Gateshead College.

The Coaching model of support for improvement in classroom practice is a professional development model which works, and gives sustainable results. The coaching model provides space for teachers to be more reflective about their own practice and to help them to develop their practice in a safe environment. Coaching provides an opportunity for practitioners to undertake professional discussions about learning and learner progress in lessons. The use of video as an evidence base for those discussions is invaluable and brings a totally different perspective to those conversations.

The coaching model provides a very different type of supportive observation which is valued by teachers.

What is coaching?

Coaching is about supporting others to realise their full potential. It is about empowering others so they can move forward independently once the coach has gone.

Leadership and Management one to one coaching sessions – as an experienced coach, Gillian can also provide one to one coaching sessions for managers. Gillian holds a L7 Leadership and Management qualification and has a proven track record as an inspiration leader herself.

Gillian is very experienced in working with staff at all levels of the organisation and supporting them to move forward, raising levels of motivation and confidence, particularly during difficult and challenging times within the organisation.

For full details please contact Gillian direct @ gillian.forrester@talktalk.net

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