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The Steplab 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.

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.

Sign up for the Steplab Certificate in Coaching Leadership

  • When does it start? Our third cohort applications have now closed. Look out for our next cohort release.
  • 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, the programme costs £7951 : a two-day course’s cost, for a year’s learning!
  • How do I sign up? Contact us [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 £1,0452 per delegate. This fee includes licences for four users so you can engage with the course on the Steplab platform.

  1. plus a £55 booking fee and VAT

  2. plus a £55 booking fee and VAT


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