Coaching policy

Our school code of conduct is:

“Try, Grow, Achieve”

 

Our school moto not only applies to children but also staff. Staff are supported to ‘Try, Grow, Achieve’ thorough a robust coaching approach which enables staff to be mentored to achieve the very best in quality first teaching.

At Temple Grove Academy we are committed to providing high quality education for all pupils.

Teaching and learning are the central activities of the school and our success is judged against the quality of our teaching and learning, progress and attainment.

At Temple Grove Academy we have a coaching policy to ensure that:

  • There is a high standard of teaching and learning in all classes
  • There is consistency of practice within and between year groups
  • There is a shared belief in the way teachers teach and children learn
  • Everyone is clear about the roles they fulfil
  • There is equality of access and opportunity for all children
  • There is a clear understanding of how the school’s ethos is evident in practice.

What does coaching look like at TGA?

Coaching is centred upon teachers standards and supporting teachers to feel confident to excel in all areas.

We have an open door policy at Temple Grove Academy and every colleague has the right to regular, personalised professional development.  Staff are given measurable action steps that are agreed in collaboration with teachers. Through regular professional conversations teachers and mentors agree actions steps that have the highest leverage to ensure accelerated teaching and learning.

Ongoing support may take the form of: scripting, role play, team teaching, co planning or model lessons.

This is in addition to the termly performance management cycle and acts to regularly support colleagues through ongoing mentoring and professional conversations. The coaching outcomes help to inform the appraisal process.

Why have a coaching policy?

Regular quality coaching should lead to rapid improvements in the quality of teaching and learning.