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Launching Cohort 3 of the Certificate in Coaching Leadership
News • 14 Feb '24
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 Coaching Leadership is here. We think it’s what you’re looking for.

Our third cohort launches in September and there are a limited number of places. Last year, all 100 spots were filled within days - get yours quickly to avoid disappointment! Sign up at [email protected] now – or read on for why.

From our CCL graduates:

*I’ve learnt more this year, being part of the Certificate in Coaching Leadership, than in my last ten years in teaching and leadership combined.* Millie Denby, Deputy Headteacher, William Perkin CofE High School (Twyford CofE Academies Trust)

*The Steplab Certificate in Coaching Leadership has made a transformational impact on my understanding about how effective professional development can be used to drive school improvement.* Olivia Page, Trust Director of Professional Development, Education for the 21st Century

*My knowledge and understanding of how to design and implement an effective professional development programme has improved immensely as a direct result of the Certificate and as such, my ability to effectively lead on coaching at both a school and Trust level has developed in such a way that the impact is clear to see.* Helen Lisseman, Teaching and Learning Lead - Primary, Oak MAT


If our testimonials from our Certified Coaching Leads aren't enough to whet your appetite, here are three more reasons to sign up:

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

The Certificate in Coaching Leadership 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? Our third cohort will start in July 2024 with preparation and pre-reading, followed by the first in-person conference launching in September.
  • Where and when is it? Three in-person days in the year and one local school visit. 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 fee of £795: a two-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. However, for the first time, there are 10 exclusive spaces up for grabs for non-partner schools for £1,045 per delegate. This fee includes licences for four users so you can engage with the course on the Steplab platform.


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