The value of leadership coaching

27 March 2023

As a multi-academy trust with a strong commitment to providing high-quality education to our primary school students, we understand the vital role that effective leadership plays in achieving this goal. Our trust is made up of a five primary schools, and we have found that investing in leadership coaching has been an incredibly valuable tool in empowering our leaders to make a real difference in the lives of our team and our students.

We believe that leadership coaching offers a unique opportunity for our leaders to reflect on their practice, identify areas for growth, and develop new skills and strategies that will support them in leading their schools to success. We have seen firsthand the positive impact that leadership coaching has had on our leaders and schools.

One of the key benefits of leadership coaching is that it provides a safe and supportive environment for leaders to explore their strengths and weaknesses. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, our school leaders have the opportunity to reflect on their leadership style and identify areas for improvement. This kind of self-reflection is critical to building self-awareness and developing the kind of leadership that inspires and motivates others.

Another key benefit of leadership coaching is that it provides a space for our schools and leaders to develop new skills and strategies. Our coaches are highly experienced and skilled in working with leaders, and they are able to provide tailored support and guidance that is specific to the needs of each individual leader. Whether it’s developing a new approach to communication, learning how to manage conflict more effectively, or improving their decision-making skills, our leadership teams have found coaching to be a valuable tool in their professional development.

Perhaps most importantly, leadership coaching has had a positive impact on our pupils. When our leaders feel empowered and supported, they are better equipped to create the kind of school culture that creates learning and growth. By investing in our school leaders, we are investing in the future of our students.

We are committed to providing the highest quality education for all our children in all our schools. We believe that leadership coaching is an essential tool in achieving this goal.. If you are a primary school looking for support in developing your leadership team, we encourage you to consider being an Excelsior MAT school. Email our CEO Hazel Pulley, to show your interest. With the right support and guidance, we believe that every school can achieve excellence.