Coaching and E-mentoring
Are you interested in discrete, confidential, individualised professional development for your staff? Do you want to make a significant and immediate improvement on the standards in your school or college? Do you have weaker staff that need additional support?
Our coaches are experts in their field who have a measurable and immediate impact on the teachers/lecturers they work with. They have succeeded in very challenging environments and are able to translate their experience so that it is perfectly in context. Pivotal Coaches offer subtle observation, confidentiality in the coaching relationship and practical, immediately useful strategies.
Coaching is a combination of observation, feedback and supported teaching. Pivotal coaches will observe teaching in a discreet way. We never intervene in the running of the class and always adopt a low status. When we work with your staff we leave them motivated and enthusiastic to try out new strategies. Our behaviour coaches are skilled at balancing their guidance; identifying the strategies that are working while encouraging colleagues to reflect on their own practice. It is our job to ensure that the process is a positive experience.
The coaching relationship is confidential. This is vital if there is to be trust between the two parties. What is discussed between teacher and coach is not reported verbatim to senior managers. Instead they are given feedback on the positive outcomes of the coaching.
Pivotal’s agenda is solely to help colleagues improve their management of behaviour. We do not accept work that involves evidence gathering for competences. We are not inspectors and have no desire to add to the burden of observations.
Our e-mentoring services give access to bespoke Pivotal Training wherever you are. By offering flexible packages to individuals and institutions, we can deliver training when it is most needed and ensure it is sustainable.
E-mentoring allows a dialogue to be opened between members of staff and our trainers. Teachers send emails to the trainers outlining challenges or issues they are facing with behaviour management and the trainers respond with specific ideas and strategies they should try. E-mentoring enables ongoing support that is totally flexible and entirely bespoke and allows staff to get as much support as they need in a private environment.
The guidance I received from your professional and enthusiastic trainers was really useful. I got some great ideas from Helen. Thank you.
Sam Emery, Construction Tutor, Barnfield College
Helen was so helpful on a number of issues. The ementoring experience has been very positive and given the amount of time spent on each of my questions, good value too. Thank you so much for this service, it has helped us get over a difficult patch.
Siusaidh NicNeill, Plockton Primary School