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Guidance and toolkits

The following page contains links to key guidance documents and toolkits related to coaching.

NCSL (2007) Leading Coaching in Schools

This NCSL publication offers a range of practical tools to help review, develop and evaluate coaching. The tools consist of templates to reflect on, complete and discuss with colleagues, and the processes can be used in professional learning and research for individual or team activities. The tools available are:


Implications of the National Framework for Mentoring and Coaching

Provides the principles of the National Framework with space to identify the implications for your school. Further information can be found here.


Auditing coaching purposes and roles

Helps you analyse whether coaching in your school helps people achieve specific learning and school improvement aims. Further information can be found here.


Mapping coaching roles and responsibilities

Helps you rate how well certain roles and responsibilities are established in your school, and explore the action implications. Further information can be found here.


Coaching skills inventory

Enables you to audit individual coaching skills. Further information can be found here.


Coaching practice review frame

Enables you to rate a list of coaching practices according to how frequently they occur in your school. Further information can be found here.


Coaching culture review frame

Provides a number of statements suggesting what a coaching culture might look like in practice and enables you to review how closely these statements reflect the culture in your school. Further information can be found here.


Questioning aide-memoire

TThis document offers sample 'openers' and question stems to use when coaching. Further information can be found here.



CUREE (2008) Effective Mentoring and Coaching: Leading Professional Development to Make a Difference.

The Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence In Education (CUREE) has designed a suite of 6 modular, interactive packs of learning resources for CPD facilitators and co-ordinators working with groups of colleagues. The resources centre on animated presentations of a series of common problems and practical tools for resolving them. Further information can be found here.



Cordingley, P. (2003)  A guide to peer observation.  GTC(E)/NUT (joint publication)

The publicaton is available here.



Kohler, F (1999) Promoting changes in teachers' conduct of student pair activities : an example of reciprocal peer coaching.  Journal of Special Education, vol 33, no 3.

An excerpt is available here.

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