Last Thursday December 4th, we had the pleasure of co-hosting our 2nd Annual Coaching in Education Conference at Wellington College in Berkshire. Those working or involved in education were invited to attend to explore how coaching unlocks potential and transforms learning. “The coaching conference last week was brilliant. The Graydin team have been inspirational, and have transformed Wellington with coaching” expressed The Master of Wellington College, Dr. Anthony Seldon.
An inspiring keynote was given by Simon P Walker of Footprints Programme for Schools on the topic of metacognition and coaching. Additionally, talks from Russell Buckley a UK Government Advisor and Angela Tomlinson of Latymer Upper School discussed education’s future with technology, and culture change within schools.
All of the attendees enjoyed opportunities for brainstorming and networking, and received insights from our panel of coaching schools.
Véronique Kelk, Head of French, Shrewsbury House School said: “The conference really motivated me and answered a lot of questions as well. I am totally convinced of the use of coaching in schools.”
Ed Venables, Housemaster of The Stanley, Wellington College, added, “The conference was superb! There was such a constructive and passionate atmosphere in the room.”
Nathan Boller, Deputy Head of Community and Welfare from Thomas’s Clapham, also added, "In such a busy world, the importance of coaching was confirmed in my thoughts. Having a genuine and meaningful process to follow when supporting someone makes such sense. Their is no gimmick, you can feel the passion and belief from those presenting and sharing their knowledge.”
Christine Brett, a Retired Acting Principal Educational Psychologist from Nottinghamshire, expressed, “It was a joy to be part of the collective enthusiasm to use the coaching process to support both the professional development of staff and the personal development of children and young people.”