“Coaching used as a process to unlock potential; can improve work performance, life experience, self-directed learning, and personal growth”(Grant 2000).
The school effectiveness team at Cornwall Council has developed a Mentoring, coaching and leadership recognition framework. This evidence informed Framework has been designed to support the lifelong learning model from trainee teacher, through to middle, senior and executive leadership and to support the development of a collaborative learning community within our schools underpinned by mentoring and coaching.
The Mentoring, coaching and leadership recognition framework has three phases: -
· An Effective Mentor – Phase 1 is the standard requirement for all mentors working with teachers.
· An Advanced Mentor and Coach – Phase 2 is a professional who has considerable experience in mentoring and/ or coaching who can demonstrate impact on their own and others professional practice.
· A Master Mentor and Coach – Phase 3 is a professional who has engaged in leading both mentoring and coaching who can demonstrate impact within a school, organisation or across organisations.
These phases are progressive, building on the development of key characteristics, skills, and processes, but teachers can start at the phase that meets their current level of experience.
Full details can be found below.