Education Coaching (for Teachers, Parents and Teenagers)
Stratus provides education coaching for both primary and secondary schools, including:
- One-to-one coaching for head teachers (experienced or new to the role)
- Workshops and one-to-one support for senior leadership teams
- Group coaching workshops for teaching staff on inset days and in twilight sessions
- Parent coaching sessions
- Mental toughness workshops for teenagers
Teachers and Education Staff
Increasingly, the education sector is recognising the benefits of using business coaching to support teachers in schools and colleges. The benefits of our coaching programmes for teachers and leadership teams are similar to that of our Leadership Coaching. We aim to help staff:
- Improve performance and productivity
- Develop better goal-setting abilities
- Reduce their stress levels and instances of stress-related absence
- Improve their communication skills
- Improve relationships with co-workers
We regularly work with schools to improve the relationships between the school, parents and pupils. Our parent coaching programme is aimed at helping parents deal more effectively with family life. Taking the form of school-based workshops during the daytimes, in the evenings or on a one-to-one basis, these workshops focus on improving communication and listening. We’ll cover:
- How to praise and encourage children effectively
- The importance of being a good role model
- Handling tantrums and difficult behaviours effectively
The overall aim of these workshops is to create happier families with less conflict, leading to a stress-free home life and better results from children at school.
Our coaching workshops for teenagers focus on increasing Mental Toughness (MT).
Young people with higher levels of MT are considered more employable – they’re more competitive and more likely to get the job they want.
Studies carried out in the UK & Holland suggest a close link between MT and young people’s performance in exams – in fact, around 25% of variation in test performance can be attributed to MT.
The higher a young person’s MT, the better they’re able to cope with everyday pressures, stressors and challenges. This translates into better attendance, reduced stress and fewer reported instances of bullying. Adopting a ‘can do’ attitude, they’re also more likely to engage in classroom activities and discussions.
Young people with high MT have greater aspirations and commitment – this is particularly important for economically deprived areas with high levels of unemployment.
Thank you to Pete Jones for kindly allowing me the use of some of his photos on this website.