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Win–win: The impact of coaching on teachers and students in a Key Stage 5 study

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Kate Jepson-Taylor, Business and Economics Teacher, UK Sarah Parkin, Head of Scholarship, City of London Freemen’s School, UK Coaching is viewed as a powerful developmental tool, which enables individuals to make positive life and learning changes (Devine et al., 2013). As part of the Enquiring Teachers programme, a CPD programme that helps to develop a culture of enquiry and professional growth in schools, we were tasked with exploring the impact of teachers working as coaches with pupils. Unlike non-directive coaching, our approach to coaching involves the coach inputting suggestions based on their expertise and experience. Our research taught us that there has been limited research regarding this element of coaching. The largest UK-based research project was conducted in Sandwell from 2003 to 2007 and involved over 18 schools; the conclusion to this project was that ‘coaching can be an effective intervention with a non-adult population in helping students enhance examinati

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    Mary Van Der Heijden

    I’m delighted to read about the impact of coaching on students. It was great to work with you both and see your work extending to a wider group. Hopefully more will be motivated to delve into coaching and maybe join the Enquiring Schools projects.

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