Switched On Schools is a coaching programme combining 1-to-1s and group ‘Coaching Circles’ with colleagues from education settings from across the region. The support is suited to, but not limited to, those school staff with inclusion, pastoral, mental health/wellbeing, safeguarding and behaviour responsibilities.
Coaching is proving to have a significant positive impact in schools and forms a highly effective part of CPD. It enables professionals to receive a personalised network of support, whilst also taking part in valuable, contextual dialogue that helps to problem solve, improve wellbeing, and enhance performance.
The programme consists of both monthly 1-to-1 coaching sessions and half-termly ‘Coaching Circles,’ all facilitated and led by our CEO and Founder Tim Wakefield. Tim is an experienced practitioner, with qualifications in coaching and mentoring, educational leadership and SEMH, plus 15 years in the Alternative Provision sector, school governance and a Senior Mental Health Lead coach.
All sessions are online with 1-to-1s delivered flexibly depending on an individual’s availability, and coaching circles delivered as twilight sessions. There are 8 places per coaching circle, with the potential for new dates being added when the circle becomes full. Each coaching circle has a topic theme, and includes discussions and resources linked with the coaching circle title.
Wednesday November 23rd – “Nurturing positive, effective and supportive school relationships and policies.”
Wednesday February 8th – “Mental Wellbeing in schools and how to support pupils, parents and colleagues.”
Wednesday March 22nd – “Managing difficult conversations and challenging behaviours.”
Wednesday May 10th – “Identifying and managing a range of mental health and wellbeing interventions.”
Wednesday June 28th – “Looking forward – recognising your signature strengths and impact of values on well-being.”