Education

MINDSPAN IN SCHOOLS & EDUCATION:

When working in partnership with schools we work hard to develop a whole school agenda using robust, research-based practices and ensuring we engage with all stakeholders to instigate change.  We collaborate to shape and design the school journey with full stakeholder engagement and can focus on personal and professional goals that align to the whole school areas of focus.  This ensures moral purpose, clarity and non-negotiables synchronise with high quality outcomes.


Whole school leadership requires stakeholders to show efficacy across all key areas identified. We do this by:

b U I L D I N G . . .

Building a shared efficacy amongst the school leadership team, supported by educational research and a focussed coaching philosophy, underpinned by positivity and personal ownership of goals. 

S H A R I N G . . .

Sharing the whole school improvement journey and aligning to personal and professional moral purposes begins to create the level of efficacy necessary.  Using highly effective coaching tools to refine and focus these conversations is an enlightening experience. 

A P P R O A C H . . .

A top down and bottom up are terms regularly used in schools.  There’s room for a level playing field and increasing staff positivity and engagement with any change that may occur.  Guiding stakeholders through this journey can be challenging, even scary.  Building efficacy amongst the stakeholders to drive any change is key to its success. 

These aspects together will be focussed on personal, professional and leadership responsibilities to enhance their own and others day to day relationships and responsibilities. 


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WHO we can work with: 

Whole School

Our whole school approach allows schools to develop a whole school agenda with robust and research-based practice.  We ensure all stakeholders are onboard with change and start to shape and design the school journey with full stakeholder engagement. We focus on personal and professional goals that align to the whole school areas of focus, ensuring moral purpose, clarity and non-negotiables synchronise with high quality outcomes.

HEAD TEACHERS

Our one-to-one approach with head teachers enables the school leader to have a critical partner in their own improvement journey.  Reflecting on a range of psychological factors on how the mind functions, researched-based practice on leadership effectiveness and a whole school improvement agenda the sessions will encompass ‘improvement’ in its broadest terms.  The alignment of each of these areas will fully support building strength in personal and professional change management and positively impacting ‘self’ and the organisation. 

SENIOR LEADERS

Working with the senior leader within a school has three aspects.  Firstly, working with the ‘team’ as a group to enhance their knowledge and understanding of what coaching is and is not, is a fundamental aspect of the work to ensure the greatest outcome.  Secondly, a session working through the key elements of psychology of the mind and how we think and react, this underpins the coaching conversations.  Thirdly, a close look at how we set robust goals that have absolute clarity for those setting them. 

These aspects together will be focussed on personal, professional and leadership responsibilities to enhance their own and others day to day relationships and responsibilities. 

SCHOOL STAFF

Embedding a coaching philosophy within the school culture requires all staff to understand the ‘processes’ involved, increasing teacher efficacy will positively impact the outcome. School staff will be taken through a process of understanding coaching, how the mind works in respects to behaviours and emotions, leading to setting personal and professional goals.  This will align to enhance intrinsic motivation around these goals that impact their wellbeing and ways of working.   

The focus of this work will be on how self-improvement and clarity of goals will positively impact them personally and across their school responsibilities.  

Students KS2 – KS5

Students understanding their own learning and HOW they learn is a key factor in their progress.  Our approach supports students becoming self-reflective and evaluate their day-to-day learning and behaviours.  Our approach has two aspects.  Firstly, a session to develop the students understanding of how they think and how they behave and react in certain scenarios, identifying areas they would like to develop and strategies they may use. Secondly, working through a clear goal setting process so they have clarity within their goals that fully align to the gaps they identified. 

Within this approach we focus heavily on their mental and emotional wellbeing and taking a positive thought process into each aspect of their lives.

HOW we work with INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS: 

1-1 COACHING:
An initial fact finding and rapport building conversation begins this journey.  From here we work to identify the most relevant and impactful goals for an individual.  By identifying ‘gaps’ in their personal and professional life we support the individual to set robust-, short-, medium- and long-term goals. 

SMALL GROUP COACHING:
An opportunity to bring sets of stakeholders together to focus in on key school, department or pedagogical outcomes and make them focussed goals.  Creating group efficacy on these goals is a critical starting point and the support uses a range of Mindspan tools to ensure this. 

GROUP DEVELOPMENT:
Ensuring all stakeholders are aware of what coaching is and is not, is the starting point with group development.  Once there is clarity about purpose and impact through a coaching model the group can begin to develop personal and professional knowledge about how coaching will improve their outcomes. 

GROUP TRAINING:
Building on from the group development we work to support the groups understanding of themselves and how their thoughts and behaviours can drastically impact on outcomes and others.  This training pulls together goals that impact widely on people and organisations. 

This training can be delivered in a wide range of ways, incorporate all the above AS INSET days, half days or full days. 

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