The appointment of a new head is the start of a journey, not the end, and there is much for the new head and the governing body to do to prepare for a strong and positive start in role.
As a company, we have long been committed to coaching and mentoring for both new and experienced heads as well as their leadership teams and we have seen the transformative power of these sessions. A number of our Senior Advisors are trained coaches and can support appointees both as they prepare to take up their role and once they are in post.
In addition, we have formed a partnership with the organisation Love Your Coaching, founded by Charlie Warshawski. Love Your Coaching work in a wide range of sectors and bring a depth and breadth of experience and wisdom to the table. They have a specialist Love Your Coaching in Education division and, whether you are a head or a governor wanting to support a head, we strongly recommend that you look at what they offer.Love Your Coaching
Coaching works through a series of connected conversations with a trained coach and is a progressive and empowering way to develop and hone leadership skills. Every session is personalised to the client, is carefully targeted and allows time for self-reflection: as a result the potential for personal development is huge. In turn, heads can learn to build a coaching culture in their own organisations and staff and pupils reap the benefits of this. Love Your Coaching runs sessions for brand new heads, for experienced heads wanting to take their skills to the next level, and heads embarking on a second or even third headship.Love Your Coaching