Within the Inspire Learning Federation staff are developing their pedagogical practice through coaching with the belief that self-directed learning and the value we all place on taking charge of our own development, our own actions and our own accountabilities result in the greatest impact on our own specific practice.
Our INSPIRE Coaching Principles:
Coaching must lead to effective and specific changes to teaching and learning that maximise the impact and implementation of the School Improvement plans.
Coaching supports all teachers in developing their own learning and they can all expect to be coached to identifying their own possible solutions.
Coaching success is celebrated and shared either through IRIS, Pupil Progress meetings or through an appropriate learning and teaching meeting.
Coaching increases self-efficacy, motivation and confidence: teachers feel they can make a difference.
Coaching is open, non-judgemental, empathetic, confidential to those involved and equal in its treatment of all participants.
Coaching encourages participants to be responsible for directing and diagnosing their own professional learning needs and developing a personal agenda for learning. It is an individual and a collective responsibility.
Coaching builds professional pedagogical learning based on what is already known and seeks to grow expertise through developing the areas identified with the coach. Knowledge and information pertaining to personal targets will form the learning foci in building excellence.