Coaching and mentoring has benefits far beyond the actual one-to-one or group sessions. It can change the culture of the school and create a sense of community and belonging. Peer mentoring provides learners with a range of life skills and the whole programme can use TAs, support coaches, grounds staff, administrators etc., as well as teachers, thereby creating a sense of cohesion throughout the school or college. This course will focus on skills that can be useful for mentoring both young learners and adults.
The skills and strategies that we will explore on this course will help you in making decisions as to how best to support a range of both children and adults. You will go away not only with a series of practical ideas that make any coaching or mentoring session engaging but also a way of structuring those sessions over time to make sure that the process is both manageable and successful.
Throughout the day, we will have a chance to try out practical ideas and the different ways in which they may be contextualised for your potential mentees. We will be looking at the essential differences between coaching and mentoring, as well as critiquing the various models to see which would work best for your specific situation. This means the session will be appropriate both for coaching and mentoring our children and teachers.