inspiring outstanding leaders

Learning Resources

coaching4teachers highlights the very best free resources from around the web

Videos – Teacher.TV
New Heads: Using and external coach to develop your leadership skills – a new headteacher, in her 4th week in post, uses an external coach to help her determine her leadership style and develop a strong working relationship with her deputy head.

Primary Coaching and Mentoring – a new MFL coordinator recieves mentoring on her new role. The coordinator then observes the deputy head teacher, new to teaching French, and coaches him on his lesson.

CPD for Teachers – Mentoring and Coaching – GROW model explained and demonstated, the difference between coaching and mentoring described and peer-to-peer observations with a video.

Secondary Middle Managers – Improving Professional Practice – effective practice from three middle leaders one of whom uses coaching to support her leadership skills.

TED Talks

John Wooden – Coaching for people not points – An inspirational teacher and UCLA Basketball coach and 18 minutes of my life well spent on my personal development. The comments below the video on this website say it all.


The article on page 13 in SecED on 12th march 2009 shows how School Business Managers have become integral to the success of secondary schools.

Coaching4Teacher’s ‘Time to learn’ top tips are appearing in GTC TeachingScotland from October 2009


Documents and Reports

Turning Heads – a book of inspirational leaders produced by the National College for School Leadership (NCSL). An engaging and highly recommended read to anyone looking for hints and tips to improve their leadership skills

Ofsted Report – “Why some schools excel against the odds where others struggle”. – makes good reading and includes the top 10 reasons that 12 outstanding schools excel against the odds

We would love to hear from you if you spot any more great personal development resources for teachers who coach teachers. Please send us your links or resources here or add a response below


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