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Code: NS/20/4 ILM Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring Cohort 1

The Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring is an ideal qualification for head teachers, and senior leaders. This programme is designed to equip you with not only the knowledge and skills to coach successfully but also enables you to lead and coach with confidence.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

Assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach
Know how to create a coaching and mentoring culture within your organisation that supports well
being for all
Plan, deliver and review coaching or mentoring
Plan your development in coaching or mentoring

Programme Structure

This certification runs as an 8 day programme and equips learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as a workplace coach. It is split into 11 sessions with sufficient time between modules to allow participants to apply their learning in the workplace.

Participants will plan, organise and conduct at least 18 hours of coaching and submit 3 written assignments. The first being a theoretical assignment based on the theories and concepts you have explored in the modules. The second assignment is a reflective diary based on your 18 hours of coaching, including a 1 hour recorded coaching session. The final assignment is a reflection based on the challenges and insights you have gained through completing the 18 hours of coaching.

All participants will be supported to achieve the completion of the assignments through tutorials and coaching supervision. These additional mechanisms are there to support portfolio development and offer feedback to individuals on their coaching practice.

After the taught days further support is offered via telephone/zoom to support completion of the programme.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 September 2020 09:00 - 12:30 TBC Map
2 30 September 2020 13:00 - 16:00 TBC Map
3 21 October 2020 09:00 - 12:30 TBC Map
4 22 October 2020 13:00 - 16:00 TBC Map
5 30 November 2020 09:00 - 12:30 TBC Map
6 01 December 2020 13:00 - 16:00 TBC Map
7 03 February 2021 09:00 - 16:00 TBC Map
8 03 March 2021 09:00 - 16:00 TBC Map
9 22 April 2021 09:00 - 16:00 TBC Map
10 09 June 2021 09:00 - 16:00 TBC Map
11 22 September 2021 09:00 - 16:00 TBC Map

Code: NS/20/6 ILM Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring Cohort 2

The Certificate in Effective Coaching and Mentoring is an ideal qualification for head teachers, and senior leaders. This programme is designed to equip you with not only the knowledge and skills to coach successfully but also enables you to lead and coach with confidence.

On completion of the course you will be able to:

Assess your own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach
Know how to create a coaching and mentoring culture within your organisation that supports well
being for all
Plan, deliver and review coaching or mentoring
Plan your development in coaching or mentoring

Programme Structure

This certification runs as an 8 day programme and equips learners with the knowledge, skills and confidence to perform effectively as a workplace coach. It is split into 11 sessions with sufficient time between modules to allow participants to apply their learning in the workplace.

Participants will plan, organise and conduct at least 18 hours of coaching and submit 3 written assignments. The first being a theoretical assignment based on the theories and concepts you have explored in the modules. The second assignment is a reflective diary based on your 18 hours of coaching, including a 1 hour recorded coaching session. The final assignment is a reflection based on the challenges and insights you have gained through completing the 18 hours of coaching.

All participants will be supported to achieve the completion of the assignments through tutorials and coaching supervision. These additional mechanisms are there to support portfolio development and offer feedback to individuals on their coaching practice.

After the taught days further support is offered via telephone/zoom to support completion of the programme.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 April 2021 09:30 - 04:00 Online Platform Map
2 11 May 2021 09:30 - 04:00 TBC Map
3 10 June 2021 09:30 - 04:00 TBC Map
4 06 July 2021 09:30 - 04:00 TBC Map
5 23 September 2021 09:30 - 04:00 TBC Map
6 07 October 2021 09:30 - 04:00 TBC Map
7 10 November 2021 09:30 - 04:00 TBC Map
8 02 December 2021 09:30 - 04:00 TBC Map

Code: NS/20/5 NQT Programme 2020-2021

The NQT Support Programme aims to provide high quality support and development for those

starting their teaching career. This will be achieved through an inspiring approach, which is

facilitated by Headteachers and Specialist Leaders of Education within North Star Teaching School

Alliance. The course is rooted in a drive to develop outstanding practitioners for the benefit of

children in North Star Schools. In addition, the programme aims to embed a commitment to

Continuing Professional Development in NQTs, promoting the ethos of responsibility for their own

development. The programme was extremely successful in previous years, with 100% of delegates

giving positive feedback:

“I will be happier so more effective teaching”

“The flexible approach made it feel relevant and really useful”

“It has helped me take a step back and think about things.”

“Nice to share with other NQTs in the same boat – felt really supported…”

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 01 October 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Online Platform Map
2 11 February 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Online Platform Map
3 29 April 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Online Platform Map

Code: NS/21/8 Reflective Space Twilight Session

Time to: Refocus, rebalance, reframe - guided by experienced Post Graduate Qualified and Certified Coaches

A space to consolidate and reflect and manage your stress

Create the capacity through professional coaching conversations and maintain your well being

Build leadership confidence and resiliance collectivley

Develop new relationships through sharing experiences and expertise

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 April 2021 16:00 - 17:30 Online Platform Map

Code: NS/20/25 Maths Leader Development Session 3

We are supporting joint-practice development for subject leaders through three subject-leader development days each over the year for English, Maths and EYFS. These development sessions have been created to foster great practice and promote subject leaders as beacons of excellence in their schools.

We believe meaningful and effective joint practice development in subject-leader networks should:

Share practice across curriculum subjects and to support leadership development.
Promote innovation and creativity in thinking about practice.
Provide a supportive environment that respects the confidentiality of what is shared.
Create a vision for reform and progress.
Promote shared ownership.
Update the knowledge and skills of all members.
Share ideas that challenge teachers rather than just prescribe.

The subject-leader development session will be delivered over a morning and will include opportunities to network, share practice, moderate and gain vital professional development for these key roles.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 04 May 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Online Platform Map

Code: NS/20/28 EYFS Leader Development Session 3

We are supporting joint-practice development for subject leaders through three subject-leader development days each over the year for English, Maths and EYFS. These development sessions have been created to foster great practice and promote subject leaders as beacons of excellence in their schools.

We believe meaningful and effective joint practice development in subject-leader networks should:

Share practice across curriculum subjects and to support leadership development.
Promote innovation and creativity in thinking about practice.
Provide a supportive environment that respects the confidentiality of what is shared.
Create a vision for reform and progress.
Promote shared ownership.
Update the knowledge and skills of all members.
Share ideas that challenge teachers rather than just prescribe.

The subject-leader development session will be delivered over a morning and will include opportunities to network, share practice, moderate and gain vital professional development for these key roles.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 11 May 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Online Platform Map

Code: NS/20/8 Leadership Training programme 20-21

This programme is for aspiring Senior Leaders who currently hold leadership positions within school as well as those with the clear leadership potential for future whole-school responsibilities

The three-day course seeks to meet the needs of experienced school leaders who wish to develop their understanding of school leadership,  to maximise their skills and effectiveness, and who also seek to make further professional progress. The programme will be underpinned by an emphasis on the key skills of research, coaching and constructive communication.

The course will also use the unifying vehicle of an individual ‘Leadership Focus’ to generate learning.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 19 November 2020 12:30 - 16:30 Online Platform Map
2 04 February 2021 13:30 - 16:30 Online Platform Map
3 25 May 2021 13:30 - 16:30 TBC Map

Code: NS/20/7 Developing Expertise in Teaching 20-21

After a sucessful introduction in 2018-2019 North Star's Developing Expertise in Teaching Programme 2020-2021 will continue to develop teachers in their teaching journey, this programme aims to assist teachers to become outstanding practitioners with a creative approach to the whole curriculum, leading to excellent outcomes for children.

Perfect for those who are returning to teaching and those taking on middle leadership.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 10 November 2020 09:00 - 12:00 Online Platform Map
2 23 February 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Online Platform Map
3 10 June 2021 09:00 - 12:00 Online Platform Map

Code: NS/20/22 Literacy Leader Development Session 3

We are supporting joint-practice development for subject leaders through three subject-leader development days each over the year for English, Maths and EYFS. These development sessions have been created to foster great practice and promote subject leaders as beacons of excellence in their schools.

We believe meaningful and effective joint practice development in subject-leader networks should:

Share practice across curriculum subjects and to support leadership development.
Promote innovation and creativity in thinking about practice.
Provide a supportive environment that respects the confidentiality of what is shared.
Create a vision for reform and progress.
Promote shared ownership.
Update the knowledge and skills of all members.
Share ideas that challenge teachers rather than just prescribe.

The subject-leader development session will be delivered over a morning and will include opportunities to network, share practice, moderate and gain vital professional development for these key roles.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 29 June 2021 14:00 - 16:00 Online Platform Map