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Coaching approaches for teacher educators

Recently I had the pleasure of working with a group of experienced teacher educators to deliver some training on coaching skills and the conversations we had prompted this blog. I was a teacher educator on initial teacher training programmes for … Continue reading

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Looking for some training/consultancy for your college or school?

I have put together a summary of the kinds of training and consultancy that I am focusing on during 2016 to support schools and colleges with a sustainable approach to development. There is a big emphasis on follow-up and closing … Continue reading

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Developing a social media presence: the journey of a freelance consultant and coach

I have been a freelance trainer, consultant and coach in the post 16 education sector for the last three years and have been edging into the world of social media. Here are some reflections¬†on that journey, in case they are … Continue reading

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Exciting CPD opportunity for coaches and practitioners: February 25th 2015 at Bilborough College

Exciting CPD opportunity for coaches and practitioners https://www.atl.org.uk/events/nottingham-derby-training.asp The CPD event is open to all educational professionals from across the sectors, secondary and FE/SFC. ATL members and non-members are able to attend the CPD afternoon for FREE! Attendees can arrive … Continue reading

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Tips for starting up as a training or coaching freelancer: how to keep useful records

Starting a freelance training or coaching business? At the outset there is a great deal to do and it can be easy to let the record keeping slide to the bottom of the list, as you focus on getting business … Continue reading

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Getting more from your consultant

One of the main benefits of using a consultant is to bring in expertise that your organization may lack. This expertise can help you to speed up a change, deal with a big challenge or develop a new area of … Continue reading

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