Leadership Development

Coaching Phase 3 – Higher Level

Course Details
Audience: Leaders in education at all levels wanting to develop their own leadership potential and that of others
Wednesday 11th June, Thursday 12th June & Wednesday 9th July 2025
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL
Cost: £675 per person
Facilitated by: Paul Simmons

This programme is the third of our trilogy and is aimed at those who have completed both Part 1 Foundation and Part 2 Coaching in Context Programmes and wish to apply their coaching skills and knowledge to strategic leadership.

Coaching is one of the key ways to promote better levels of organisational effectiveness within schools. It can increase confidence, motivate staff and develop core leadership skills. It is open to all staff working within an educational establishment.

The programme helps you, as a senior leader, to work with the ‘bigger picture’, to understand the nature of culture and to learn the personal leadership skills necessary to bring about cultural shifts in a learning organisation. The programme is also appropriate for those seeking to specialise in coaching and take a leading role in its development.

The programme runs over three full day sessions and is delivered by an external consultant, Dr Paul Simmons.  Bright Futures Training have been working with Paul since 2011 and really value our partnership.  Paul is an experienced, Executive Coach and member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). Over a number of years at the University of Manchester, he led on the research and development of coaching for leading in education. Most of his work now is with schools and colleges, helping to develop coaching expertise and culture. Paul has worked as a teacher, governor, examiner, county advisor and Registered Inspector of Schools.

Programme structure

The programme runs over three full day sessions.  It is delivered by an external consultant, Dr Paul Simmons, a leading coaching practitioner and facilitator.

This course forms part of our coaching pathway – a trilogy of courses that can be accessed in the following order:

  • Phase 1 – Foundation Coaching
  • Phase 2 – Coaching in Context
  • Phase 3 – Higher Level Coaching

Course aims

Part 3 focuses on the skills, knowledge and understanding for:

  • energising organisational culture and learning
  • working with the ethics of performance stimulating reflective practice and enquiry
  • Nurturing group and team communication
  • Improving network capability

What does it involve?

The approach taken involves collaborative enquiry into transactional and transformational cultures. Participants are offered guided and personal skills development and taught how to handle specialised and integrative experiences of learning. There is the opportunity to explore group and team coaching strategies for organisations. Further development of personal coaching skills is integrated into the work of the group.

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Bright Futures Training
Cavendish Road, Bowdon
Altrincham WA14 2NL
Proud to part of the Bright Futures Education Trust