Introducing the Steplab Certificate in Coaching Leadership

News • 24 Nov '22
Harry Fletcher-Wood

Are you responsible for leading coaching in your school? Are you:

  • Trying to make instructional coaching work (better) in your school (or trust)?
  • Wondering what you can do to increase the impact of coaching?
  • Searching for ways to improve your coaching leadership – and looking for people to learn from?

The Steplab Certificate in Leading Coaching is here. We think it’s what you’re looking for.

The course launches in January, and there are a limited number of places. Sign up at [email protected] now – or read on for why.


Three reasons to sign up

1. Learning tailored to help you build a great coaching team

The Certificate in Leading Coaching is uniquely tailored to support the coaching lead. It will:

  • Build your coaching expertise – and support you to share that expertise with your coaching team
  • Guide you in recruiting, training and supporting a highly effective coaching team
  • Help you to make instructional coaching work as a core part of a coherent teacher development programme

2. Carefully curated learning experiences

The Certificate has been painstakingly designed to give you the chance to:

  • See great coaching
  • Hear from the experts
  • Visit schools building effective coaching programmes
  • Build lasting relationships with fellow coaching leads

The programme weaves these experiences together: you will see, hear about, practise, discuss and master new learning.

3. A rigorous and reasonable experience

  • The programme is rigorous. We will push you to think hard, improve your practice & transform your coaching programme.
  • It’s also reasonable. It’s designed to fit around the busy life of a coaching lead. We won’t waste a moment of your time.

What do I need to know?

  • When does it start? It’s a year-long programme, launching in January.
  • Where and when is it? Three in-person days in the year, and two local school visits. The rest is remote, with expert sessions, independent study and regular calls with a small group of coaching leads. You can expect to spend a couple of hours on the programme most weeks.
  • What does it cost? For schools using Steplab, there is a token fee of £195: a day course’s cost, for a year’s learning.
  • How do I sign up? Contact [email protected]

Important note: This is for UK Steplab partner schools. We hope to offer this same certificate for other regions soon.


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