When leading and coaching combine : the power of a coaching mindset

An honest discussion of the leadership skills and style needed to address today’s global challenges. By establishing a coaching mindset, or by introducing structured coaching support, senior figures can bring huge benefits to the performance and culture of an organisation. This is even more important in academic institutions where young people expect open, accessible and empowering leadership.

Sara Beck

Independent coach and consultant

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Community coaching in Early childhood education

This session will explore what engaging in community coaching with young learners means. We will consider how to take children’s play, working theories and problems to the group to create opportunities for metacognition, cross-pollination of ideas and increased empowerment. Practical examples will illustrate simple, manageable ways to enhance our practice and use pedagogical documentation to build a community that notices and creates a sense of belonging for all.

Lynsey Briek

EY Teacher & Chair of the ECIS early childhood committee, Shrewsbury international school & ECIS

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.

Coaching: what's the real truth?

I will outline the ways in which coaching is misrepresented, the truth about what it really is, and the efficacy of a truly non-directive approach, all explained in the context of the range of ways in which we can help others. Attendees will see and discuss a live and unscripted coaching session, and there will be a chance for questions.

Iain Henderson

Director of the Bridge/ Co-Director of the Festival of Education, Wellington College

Session location and time will be published via the Festival App in late September.